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3 Ways the Critics Get Praxeology Wrong

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/21/2017
Many critics of Mises are attacking a caricature of what Mises called praxeology — which is simply logic applied to human choice, or action.

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Venezuela: Forty Years of Economic Decline

Corporate WelfareThe Police State

Blog05/17/2017
By the 1970s, the Venezuelan economy was in deep trouble. The half-hearted reforms that followed, paved the way for the rise of Hugo Chávez.

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Venezuela Before Chavez: A Prelude to Socialist Failure

Global EconomyPrivate Property

Blog05/04/2017
The roots of Venezuela's failed regime can be found even before Hugo Chávez took office.

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Jonathan Newman: Fake Science

Big GovernmentMedia and Culture

04/28/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Jonathan Newman discuss how politicized pseudoscience silences debate and drives dubious public policy.

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Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Big GovernmentEducationHealth

Blog04/24/2017
DeGrasse Tyson is leading a dangerous anti-intellectual movement that conflates science with scientism, all to promote government-enforced "solutions."

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Busting the "Free College" Myth

Taxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryPrices

Blog04/17/2017
If New Yorkers wanted to help students by paying for their tuition, they would have already done so on their own.

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Auditing the Fed Is Now More Important than Ever

The Fed

Blog04/03/2017
Monetary policy has become unhinged since the most recent financial crisis and the Fed’s balance sheet has exploded to unprecedented levels.

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Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/26/2017
Modern monetary policy: a trillion dollars of housing debt has been replaced by a trillion dollars (or more) of student and auto loan debt.

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Bill Gates's Robot Tax Is a Terrible Idea

Capital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Contrary to what Bill Gates thinks, robots don't decrease tax revenue, nor do they condemn us to a future of unemployment.

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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog03/06/2017
The TV character Dwight Schrute provides some valuable insights into how speculators provide essential and praiseworthy services in the marketplace.

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