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Introduction to the Civil War

U.S. History

04/18/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton introduces the third season of Historical Controversies.

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Improving Expectations Won't Improve the Reality of Economic Conditions

Booms and Busts

Blog04/06/2018

Central banks can put in motion a prolonged deviation of expectations from the facts of reality. But they can't keep it up forever. 

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Incrementalism and Gun Control

03/27/2018Power & Market

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In Defense of "Extreme Apriorism"

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

03/22/2018Books
The stimulating methodological controversy between Machlup and Hutchison proves that there are sometimes more than two sides to every question.

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It Doesn't Take a Genius to Understand Economics

03/16/2018Power & Market

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In Response to Trump, the EU Suddenly Realizes That Tariffs Are Bad

The EU's protests against Trump's trade policies have the stench of hypocrisy about them. 

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Is China Reverting to a Mao-Style Dictatorship?

World History

Blog03/12/2018

While the Chinese state is moving more toward autocratic rule, the importance of fighting for economic freedom remains as important as ever. 

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Inflation Has Been Contained — But Not Because of a Liquidity Trap

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog02/28/2018

When the Fed began paying interest on bank reserves, it kept a lid on inflation. But now there's no easy way out.

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Is the (Tea) Party Over?

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/27/2018
Now that Republicans control the White House and Congress, tea party groups have little to say about runaway government spending.

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