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The Progressive Era Still Haunts Us Today

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/06/2017The Austrian
A new book by Murray Rothbard on the the Progressive Era examines the period's role in shaping today's politics.

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Gun Control Laws Have Failed Latin America

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/23/2017
High-crime countries like Brazil and Venezuela employ draconian gun-control laws. Law-abiding citizens are thus often left defenseless.

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Sanctuary Cities and the Rule of Law

Legal SystemU.S. History

Can local authorities refuse to help the feds enforce federal law? Yes.

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Why Robots Won't Cause Mass Unemployment

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/02/2017
There will always be jobs because there will always be scarcity. Human wants are unlimited, yet the resources are limited — even with robots.

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Our Obsession with Survey Data is Ruining Economics

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/23/2017
The many flaws of survey data makes it a rather questionable foundation for economic science.

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Trump’s Maoist Steel Obsession

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange

Blog07/04/2017
The wealth of nations is not measured in steel, or in the number of people who make it domestically.

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Four Reasons Why College Degrees Are Becoming Useless

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog06/14/2017
If education and career skills are what you want, a college or university may be a waste of your time and money.

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Fed Officials Can't See What's Right In Front Of Them

The FedMoney and Banking

06/12/2017FedWatch
Why is it so controversial to suggest that we should leave interest rates and credit markets alone?

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Patrick Newman: Rothbard vs. The Progressive Era

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

05/26/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Patrick Newman discuss Murray Rothbard's unique analysis of a critical time in US history.

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