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The Austrian School at the European Parliament

4 hours agoPower & Market

The intellectual tectonic plates within economics are shifting, and the Austrian school is well placed to provide explanations for the coming bursting of the Super Bubble.

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

7 hours agoAudio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible life of the Swedish engineer who created the Union's first iron warship.
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The Crisis of Argentina and How to Reduce Country Risk

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog10 hours ago

Argentina has all the ingredients to be a global leading economy, but current policy makes the country a promise that always disappoints. 

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The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Free MarketsWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
No such thing as a "natural" monopoly has ever existed. In real life, so-called "public utilities" faced frequent competition, so they secured government monopolies to destroy the competition and invented the myths to rationalize their monopoly power.
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Trump's "Gut Feeling"

01/12/2019Power & Market

Trump’s gut has it right. The stock market is in trouble and he knows he needs to blame someone — Fed Chair Jerome Powell — early and often.

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The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

Blog01/11/2019

There is no evidence that the TSA makes air travel safer, but the federalization of airport security in 2002 has made airport security more fragile and unmanageable in the face of a government "shutdown."

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The Politics of Political Economists

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

01/10/2019Mises Daily Articles
The growth of statistics, often developed originally for its own sake, ends by multiplying the avenues of government intervention and planning.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 2: Wood versus Iron

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/09/2019Audio/Video
The ironclad CSS Virginia ushers in a new age of naval warfare.
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