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Misdiagnosing Populism

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/28/2017
Libertarians should support populist sentiments or movements when they are pro-liberty/anti-state, and oppose them when they are not.

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How Much Does a Tax Cut Cost?

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/28/2017
Claiming that tax cuts impose a cost on society assumes the government is the rightful owner of all our wealth and incomes.

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Net Neutrality: Government Can't Know the "Correct" Price for Internet Service

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/28/2017
By manipulating markets for internet service, government agencies could be indirectly distorting markets and ruining innovation by forcing prices down.

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Is North Korea Really a "State Sponsor of Terrorism"?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/28/2017
Trump's latest move on North Korea is much more about domestic politics than actual national defense.

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Cantillon for Laymen

BiographiesFree MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

11/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
Richard Cantillon, "the father of modern economics," understood that to break out of the mercantilist morass we must focus on human action.

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Dictators Fall, but States Remain: Zimbabwe's (Already) Missed Chance

Free MarketsSocialismWorld History

A pivotal and far-reaching transformation for Zimbabwe. How can one know that things won’t change?

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Don't Close the Tax "Loopholes"

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/27/2017
Closing so-called tax loopholes simply increase the tax burden for many Americans, and are hardly to be praised.

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Corporations Can't Oppress Us without the State's Help

Corporate WelfarePovertyU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/27/2017
Fear of a corporate takeover of our lives is based on an incorrect conflation of political and economic power.

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Ownership of the Product by Capitalists

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

11/25/2017Mises Daily Articles
Popular literature attributes enormous "power" to the capitalist. However, this is far from the case.

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What Determines a Currency's Rate of Exchange?

Money and Banks

Blog11/25/2017
An important factor in setting the purchasing power of money is the supply of money.

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