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How to Build a Better Government: Smaller, Consensual, and Decentralized

Decentralization and Secession

Blog12/08/2017
Tom W. Bell has written a well-sourced paean to consent, choice, and competitive governance.

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How Ludwig von Mises Studied History

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/30/2017
While economics is concerned with purposeful action, history is different, and the historian asks why certain actions were undertaken.

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How Much Does a Tax Cut Cost?

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/28/2017
Claiming that tax cuts impose a cost on society assumes the government is the rightful owner of all our wealth and incomes.

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How to Beam Factories to Mars

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/22/2017
Would the option of trading with Earth matter to the Martians? Of course it would — in spite of what Paul Krugman thinks.

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Hayek on Good and Bad Unemployment Policies

Labor and WagesInterventionism

Blog11/16/2017
One of the obstacles to a successful employment policy is, paradoxically, that it is so easy to reduce unemployment, at least in the short term.

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Hey GOP, Want to Cut the Burden of Government? Cut Spending.

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/13/2017
It is not deficits per se, but total government spending that distorts the economy and starves the private sector of resources.

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How Central Banks Widen Wealth and Income Gaps

Blog11/09/2017
Over time, central-bank policies that favor the wealthy lead to income gaps that grow even larger.

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How Defense-Contractor CEOs Get Rich on the Taxpayers' Dime

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/02/2017
When someone in DC wants more money for the troops, just remember that what they’re actually talking about are troops of overpaid defense contractors.

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Healthcare in the Crosshairs

Health

10/20/2017The Austrian
The emergence of market solutions in the face of relentless government interference in healthcare is a very hopeful trend.

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How Socialism Ruined Venezuela

PovertySocialism

10/13/2017The Austrian
When Venezuela finally embraced democracy, it began to kill economic freedom.

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