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Entrepreneurship: Kirzner vs. Mises

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/12/2017
Mises conceives of the entrepreneur as the uncertainty-bearer. For Kirzner, entrepreneurship becomes reduced to the quality of alertness.

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Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Is a Terrible Idea

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog11/29/2017
The federal tax burden is huge compared to state and local taxes. Even in California.

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Europe's Secession Problems Aren't Going Away

Blog10/19/2017
As time goes on, it's going to be harder and harder for nation-states to defend the current configuration of their national borders.

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Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2017
Even if the Native Americans didn't understand property rights at all, that still wouldn't justify stealing their land, and killing them.

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Entrepreneurs Are the Key To Economic Development

Blog10/09/2017
How did the most advanced economies get to where they are? What can less-advanced economies do to catch up with the leading pack?

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Ending Gun Violence Begins by Ending the Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/07/2017

With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room....

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Elvis's Own Personal Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/22/2017
Elvis was a devoted fan of Nixon's Drug War — right up to the day he died from a drug overdose.

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Economists Are the New Astrologers

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/28/2017
Modern mathematical models in economics are about as useful as star mapping for predicting the future.

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Economics and Humanity

Praxeology

Blog08/28/2017
The subject matter of praxeology is merely the essential manifestation of human life, viz., action.

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Employment Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Labor and WagesBusiness Cycles

Blog08/11/2017
Fixing unemployment without addressing the issue of real savings cannot increase the pace of economic growth.

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