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Dollarization in Argentina Will Not Promote Freedom

Central BanksDemocracyStrategyTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog9 hours ago

While the prospect of Javier Milei being elected president of Argentina is attractive, his plan to "dollarize" the Argentine economy will fall well short of hopes and expectations.

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Decentralization Is Not Fascism

Economic FreedomProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog09/05/2023

Marxists and leftist progressives have falsely tried to label anything associated with capitalism and free markets as "fascism." The same goes for political decentralization.

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Does Technical Knowledge Always Lead to Economic Growth?

CapitalismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/31/2023

Economists and political elites fondly claim that economic growth is due to increased technological knowledge. That is only partly true.

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Dollar Hegemony Is Ending Due to Geopolitical Changes

EuropeInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/19/2023

Since the end of World War II, the US dollar has been the world's reserve currency. That status may well change because US monetary authorities insist on inflating the dollar into oblivion.

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Do Monopolies Cause Inflation?

Economic PolicyInflationEntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/04/2023

Too many economic commentators claim that monopolies are the cause of inflation. Austrian economic analysis shows that this is impossible.

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Declaring Independence from the Parasite Caste

Big GovernmentDemocracyU.S. History

Blog07/01/2023

As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, they would do well to remember that those who fought for independence would not support the Leviathan state that the USA has become.

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Daniel Ellsberg Was Right. So Are Assange and Snowden.

Blog06/27/2023

Today's pundits have created the myth that Ellsberg was a "good" leaker and Assange et al. are "bad" leakers. It's a myth designed to portray modern-day heroic whistleblowers as "traitors." 

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Do Boycotts Really Work? Another Look at the Bud Light Situation

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy

Blog06/27/2023

Some conservatives are upset because the new best-selling beer is owned by the same company that owns the beleaguered Bud Lite. Actually, they should have no problem with that.

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