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The "State of Nature" Is a State of Poverty

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

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There is a persistent myth that capitalism has destroyed what would have been a natural abundance and peace of mind. Yet nature does not generate abundance or peace. The characteristic mark of the "state of nature" is irreconcilable conflict.
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Climate Change Activist Admits: Being Green "Requires the End of Capitalism"

Blog03/22/2019

Anti-climate-change schemes will hit people in the developing world hardest. And when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future, poorer parts of the world are the places that will need fossil-fuel-powered technologies and capital most.

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The Fed Has Given Up: Get Ready for More QE

Blog03/21/2019

The Fed has given up on "normalizing" monetary policy, and it's going to keep on with its ultra-low-interest-rate policy which has led to growing inequality while also failing to drive much growth.

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Australia's Gun Laws and Homicide: Correlation Isn't Causation

Blog03/21/2019

Although Australia follows the same homicide trend as the US, Canada, and much of Europe, gun control advocates try to credit the improvement in Australia almost solely to a 1996 gun control law.

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Peter Klein Discusses Christina Romer, Bill Clinton, Israel Kirzner, and Entrepreneurship

BiographiesEntrepreneurship

03/20/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Peter Klein discuss Peter's unusual career path and his work on entrepreneurship.
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How Wage Work Liberated Women (and Men)

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/18/2019

Far from making women "wage slaves," Europe's move toward urban wage work liberated both women and men from the isolation and low productivity of rural farm work.

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Only Capitalism Will Save the Millennials

Big GovernmentSocialismEntrepreneurship

Blog03/16/2019

The endpoint of the existing system of party democracy, social welfare, and state capitalism is state bankruptcy, misery, and suppression.

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The "Fertility Crisis" Is a Government-Caused Crisis

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/15/2019

In a relatively unhampered market, a declining population is not necessarily an economic problem. But in a system where retirees can loot younger workers through government pension systems, there is a real problem, indeed.

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