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Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

America's subsidized arms industry also benefits greatly from presidential efforts to push international arms deals with foreign regimes. 

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4,000 Years of Price Control

Labor and WagesLegal SystemWorld History

Blog04/12/2018

The real economic discovery of civilization was the free market.

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Mencken: A Retrospect

Political Theory

Blog04/06/2018

I hope to correct a persistent misunderstanding about Mencken's economic and political ideas.

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How to Use Methodological Individualism

From the ArchivesAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/05/2018

Methodological individualism is a precious tool for historical analysis. But it is not a foundation of economic theory.

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Lenin Was Right

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Blog04/02/2018

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. 

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The Civil War: Both Sides Were Wrong

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog03/24/2018

Even if a section of the US were to today secede for some noble reason (i.e., not slavery), the outcome would still likely be invasion and war. 

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Calculation and the Question of Arithmetic

Calculation and Knowledge

03/21/2018Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
The view that Ludwig von Mises had more in mind in his calculation critique of socialism than the Hayekian knowl­edge problem has recently been attacked by Leland Yeager.
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Austrians vs the Mainstream: on Taxes

Taxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/15/2018
Perhaps it is time for mainstream economists to reevaluate their methodology on taxes.

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Gun Rights Don't Come from the Second Amendment

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog03/10/2018

Even without the Bill of Rights, the federal government has no legitimate authority to control what people read or what people own, including books and guns. 

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Trump's First Big Economic Mistake

Blog03/08/2018

A tariff is a tax on imports. That tax is paid by every American who buys the now-more-expensive product. 

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