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Alan Greenspan, Sellout

BiographiesThe Fed

04/20/2017The Austrian
In his attitude toward compromise, Alan Greenspan is the polar opposite of Murray Rothbard.

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Jeffrey Sachs's Blind Spot

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/19/2017
Jeffrey Sachs rightly sees the problems of state interventionism in foreign policy. But he then fails to see the same holds on domestic policy.

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Why Bill Greene Voted for Ron Paul in the Electoral College

Strategy

04/17/2017The Austrian
"I’m no longer surprised when Republicans agree with Democrats on getting rid of constitutional provisions that protect life, liberty, and property."

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Rent Control Makes for Good Politics and Bad Economics

The EntrepreneurPolitical Theory

Blog04/10/2017
Politicians see that rent control is an easy way to buy some votes from many voters. Sadly, the policy only ends up hurting renters in the long run.

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Why Special Interests Sacrifice the Future for Short-Term Gain

U.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog04/02/2017
When they ignore basic economics, special interest groups sacrifice the well-being of their future members in exchange for short-term gains.

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Ending the Federal Reserve from the Bottom Up

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/30/2017
Article 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution already provides state governments with tools they need to undermine the central bank's money monopoly.

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Remembering Burt Blumert

Blog03/30/2017
Today is the eighth anniversary of the death of Burt Blumert, one of Murray Rothbard's closest friends and a key figure supporting the Mises Institute and Lew Rockwell.com.

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How Ray Kroc of McDonald's Built an Entrepreneurial Empire

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog03/15/2017
The Founder, a recent movie about Ray Kroc and McDonald's, illustrates points about the free market made by Mises.

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Mises Contra Marx

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/13/2017
Mises, more forcefully than any other critic, penetrates to the essence of Marx's fallacious view.

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The War on Cash Finds Its General

Money and Banking

03/08/2017The Austrian
Rogoff has read Rothbard and cites him, but the Austrian theory of the business cycle is not within his range of vision.

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