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Yet Another Way Labor Unions Abuse the Taxpayers

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages


"Project Labor Agreements" makes government infrastructure spending even more expensive and inefficient. 

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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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Public Labor Unions Are Getting Desperate

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesLegal System

Unions' traditional arguments are increasingly seen as faulty, so unions are falling back on ever-sketchier claims about their alleged benefits.

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Why Banking Is No Ordinary Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks


Special powers to inflate the money supply — granted by the state — make banking unlike other private industries. 

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Murray Rothbard's Birthday


Today would have been Murray Rothbard's 92nd birthday.

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Mises and His Methods

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

How did Mises go about doing economics? How do his methods compare with those of the modern mainstream?

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How to Kill 300,000 Americans with Opioids

HealthLegal System

If someone wanted to kill thousands of Americans through opioid addiction, they couldn't do much better than America's current drug policies.

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Don't Tax Spanish Olives — And Don't Subsidize them Either

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Complaints about unfair trade practices — when made by US and EU officials — have the whiff of hypocrisy about them.

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Inequality, Capital, and the Problem of Piketty

Free MarketsSocialism

02/05/2018The Austrian
Piketty’s portrayal of capitalism has not gone unchallenged, and Anti-Piketty collects a number of the most important criticisms of it.

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China's Great Migration


01/31/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The huge migration of Chinese from farms to urban manufacturing centers is key to understanding China's economic growth in recent years.

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