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How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking

Media and CultureTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The prevalence of welfare-statist “redistribution” spells the death of sound economics.

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Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

Blog09/01/2017
There is indeed a historical struggle among classes. But the causes and nature of the struggle are not as Marx describes them.

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Seattle Seahawks Flee America for Medical Treatment

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog08/31/2017
America’s best athletes have been forced to leave the US for treatment because of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Genuine Nullification: Marijuana and the Carolina Doctrine

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
There's a fine line between today's anti-commandeering effort — and what we should regard as bona fide nullification of federal law.

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Why Houston Doesn't Need Federal Flood Relief — In Four Charts

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog08/31/2017
Texas and Houston are larger and wealthier than most countries. Forcing other states to pay for rebuilding is nothing more than political theater.

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A Program to Stabilize the Economy—in Four Words

Fiscal Theory

Blog08/31/2017
Paul Cantor recently surprised us by revealing the line the he remembers Mises speaking at his seminar at NYU.

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Thanks to Markets, Houston's Disaster Isn't as Bad as it Might Have Been

U.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
The Feds may have learned from the Katrina disaster that it's not a good idea to sent in FEMA and start bossing everybody around.

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Want to Grow the Economy? Stop Listening to Clueless Economists

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog08/31/2017
Not only are economists incapable of recognizing what economic growth is, they propose policies that are inimical to the progress necessary for growth.

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A History of the Fed's Political Power

The Fed

08/30/2017The Austrian
Conti-Brown has, with considerable scholarship, exposed many grave problems with the Fed in a way that strengthens and supports the anti-Fed case.

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Germany's New Political Party Is Just Another Big-Government Party

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog08/30/2017
Germany's newest political party once held a banner for free markets. Unfortunately, it's been lately moving very much in the wrong direction.

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