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How Government Buys Your Support

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/17/2016The Austrian
Bribes can work both ways. Sometimes it pays to bribe politicians for what you want. But voters will often happily exchange votes for free stuff. In fact, the latter strategy has been proven to work wonders if one wants a bigger government.

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Why I Have Hope

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

02/10/2016The Austrian
Thanks to our bankrupt economic policies, faith in our regime will soon be shaken whether we like it or not. Fortunately, we don't need a majority to make some changes for the better...

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Entrepreneur, Economy, and State

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

12/31/2015The Austrian
“Austrian insights distill the complexity of what we business owners do down to a very simple mantra: satisfy the desires of others. That's it. That's all any of us are trying to do.”...

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PC Is About Control, Not Etiquette

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/28/2015The Austrian
Political Correctness is best understood as propaganda. But unlike propaganda, which is particular campaign or effort, PC is all-encompassing. It seeks to mold us into modern versions of Marx’s un-alienated society man, freed of all his bourgeois pretensions and humdrum social conventions...

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Teaching Mises and Rothbard in Poland

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

12/24/2015The Austrian
Former Mises Fellow and current economics professor Mateusz Machaj discusses free market reforms in Poland, central banking, and the lack of Polish appetite for joining the eurozone.

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Political Illiberalism: A Defense of Freedom by Peter L.P. Simpson

Political Theory

12/07/2015The Austrian
It is remarkable, since Simpson is no libertarian, that his views on the state converge so substantially with views some libertarians have long defended.

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Beavis and Butt-Head Take Over Silicon Valley

Media and Culture

10/22/2015The Austrian
Mike Judge's Silicon Valley , takes a look at the entrepreneurs and capitalists of the high-tech world where oddball inventors learn the hard lessons of Economics 101. It turns out there's a lot more to making money than just being smart...

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A Visit to the Mises Institute

Media and Culture

10/09/2015The Austrian
Our visit was an opportunity to build lasting friendships with fine people and to see at first hand the wonderful work this privately funded organization is doing.

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The Future Is Decentralized

The EntrepreneurFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

10/06/2015The Austrian
In this adaptation of a Q and A session at the Mises Institute, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne discusses the potential for revolutionary change that could come to both markets and states with the spread of new technologies like the block chain.

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Trust Us, We're Superheroes

Media and CultureThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

09/25/2015The Austrian
Marvel Studios just keeps cranking out the superhero movies, and many of them present ambiguous messages about the state. But most of them do seem to stick to a central anti-state message: the government's next superweapon may destroy us...

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