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Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Political Theory

Blog05/18/2017
Venezuela represents one of the left's greatest victories against so-called neoliberalism. Oddly, they don't seem to be bragging about it.

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What Do Governments Want from Bitcoin?

Blog05/12/2017
Governments are increasingly showing a willingness to work with cryptocurrencies. But what's the motivation behind this openness to the new tech?

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Why Socialism Promotes "Free Love" Over Family

Media and Culture

It is no accident that the rise of free love in the U.S. accompanied the rise of the fully developed welfare state.

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Would You Lease-to-Own a Pair of Sneakers?

Blog05/09/2017
In our world of ultra-easy money, you can now take out a loan to buy a pair of sneakers. What could possibly go wrong?

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What Individualism Is, and What It Is Not

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/08/2017
What individualism teaches us is that society is greater than the individual only in so far as it is free.

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William Baumol, RIP

Legal SystemEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/05/2017
Baumol leaves behind an influential body of research on numerous topics relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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Was J.B. Say an Austrian Economist?

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog04/26/2017
Jean-Baptiste Say, along with A.R.J. Turgot and Frédéric Bastiat, helped pave the way for Austrian economics.

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Will the IMF Bail Out Greece Again?

Money and Banks

04/24/2017FedWatch
The Greek sovereign debt crises has not gone away. As Greece faces a large repayment in July, the IMF considers whether to bail them out once again.

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What the Wage Equality Crusaders Don't Understand

Media and CultureU.S. Economy

04/23/2017The Austrian
There are many forms of compensation other than cash, and this helps explain why many women earn "less" than men.

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