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George Washington: An Image and Its Influence

U.S. History

12/15/2017Books
Washington took office in 1789 and was viewed as a hero. Were the effects of the influence that accompanied this prestige good or bad for liberty?

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Review:Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain: Saravia, Villalón, and the Religious Origins of Economic Analysis

History of the Austrian School of Economics

12/14/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The School of Salamanca is said to have founded the modern study of economics and tremendous insight is provided by D’Emic’s study to prove that point.

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How to Build a Better Government: Smaller, Consensual, and Decentralized

Decentralization and Secession

Blog12/08/2017
Tom W. Bell has written a well-sourced paean to consent, choice, and competitive governance.

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Leftist Billionaires Virtue-Signal on Tax Cuts

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/17/2017
The right to the product of one’s own labor is not in conflict with compassion and charity.

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The New Progressives

Political Theory

Blog11/16/2017
The "liberaltarian" ideology is just watered-down libertarianism.

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Sylvester Petro's Austrian Perspective on Labor Unions

BiographiesLabor and Wages

Blog11/10/2017
Sylvester Petro's books on labor unions are among some of the best written on labor policy.

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Unions Want Freedom of Association — But Only for Themselves

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog11/08/2017
If workers have freedom of association, they also need the right to refuse to associate with unions, if they wish.

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Don't Trust the US Government on Missile Defense

StrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2017
The US state is empowered by the idea that it can wage wars at will without the American domestic population facing any risk of retaliation.

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From Monetary Nationalism to Monetary Imperialism

Money and Banking

11/01/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Hayek’s crucial insight that a fundamental banking reform is a prerequisite for monetary reform aiming at international stability is timely today.

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Trey Goff: A Constitution for a Free Society

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

10/27/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Trey Goff discuss Trey's "Voluntaryist Constitution"—designed to serve as the foundational legal document for a private society.

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