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The Drug War: Will the Trump Administration OD on Authoritarianism?

Big GovernmentLegal System

Blog05/22/2017
Jeff Sessions has a history of fanatical devotion to the drug war, but his stance is at odds with the reality of the drug war’s failure.

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Would You Lease-to-Own a Pair of Sneakers?

Blog05/09/2017
In our world of ultra-easy money, you can now take out a loan to buy a pair of sneakers. What could possibly go wrong?

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France's Election Provides Only Short-Term Relief For The Euro

Free MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog05/08/2017
France's new president Macron will face some major challenges at home, both economically and politically.

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President Trump: Cancel Your Saudi Trip, Play More Golf

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog05/08/2017
Many pundits complain that Trump spends too much time golfing. I'd rather he spend more time golfing and less time making deals with dictators.

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Labor Economics: An Austrian Perspective

InterventionismProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

05/08/2017Courses
This free four-lecture course outlines the Austrian understanding of labor as a factor of production priced in the factor markets.

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The Fed Will Likely Chicken Out on Planned Rate Hikes

Blog05/02/2017
Either the boom goes on, and interest rates continue to remain at very low levels. Or interest rates move back to normal, and the boom turns into bust.

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Was J.B. Say an Austrian Economist?

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog04/26/2017
Jean-Baptiste Say, along with A.R.J. Turgot and Frédéric Bastiat, helped pave the way for Austrian economics.

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Candidate Trump: "I Love Wikileaks." President Trump: "Arrest Assange!"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/25/2017
The Trump administration’s declaration of war on whistleblowers and Wikileaks is one of the greatest disappointments in these first 100 days.

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The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/17/2017FedWatch
The Fed has long claimed it is independent of politics. This, however, has always been a claim based on pure fantasy.

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The Next Step in Europe's Negative-Interest-Rate Experiment

Money and Banking

Blog04/05/2017
The ECB is likely to relent on negative rates. But it will then turn to buying bonds and monetizing the debt to keep the easy money flowing.

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