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The Hayekian Model of Government in an Open Society

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/23/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The central problem that confronts modern libertarian political theory is how to place limits on the number and kinds of intrusions in which government may engage — and how to ensure that it will confine itself to these limits.
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Trump's Two Biggest Trade Myths

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism

Blog06/23/2018

Government stats on trade deficits tell only a tiny bit of the real story. 

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The Rothbard Deniers Are Wrong

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog06/22/2018

In some Austrian circles, it's popular to downplay Murray Rothbard's significance to the Misesian tradition. History isn't on their side. 

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The Problem with Government Licensing Schemes

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog06/20/2018

Government licensing hurts employment, reduces competition — and thus quality — and serves to line the pockets of the established firms who benefit.

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The Fight for Liberty and the Beltway Barbarians

Strategy

Blog06/19/2018

There is no reason why we can’t stress and spread our positive values at the same time that we battle against their enemies.

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The Cronyist Origins of Social Security

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog06/19/2018

The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector. 

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The EU is Rotting (and Its Banks are Insolvent)

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2018

The EU’s precariousness will only be fully exposed by the next credit crisis and the ECB’s response to it, which will end up collapsing the euro.

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Three Non-Libertarian Books You Should Be Reading

Legal SystemMedia and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/15/2018

These three books can open up a deeper understanding of war, drugs, and human society in general.

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The Best Answer to Trump’s Tariffs: Free Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog06/14/2018

Neither the United States nor the European Union are so free of protectionist “sin” to cast retaliatory tariff stones at the other. 

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The Dangers of Trump's G7 Trade Gamble

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism

Blog06/12/2018

Trump has exposed the hypocrisy of the "free trade" advocates in China and Europe. But by raising tariffs, Trump and other world leaders are inviting disaster. 

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