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The Philanthropic Ogre

Protectionism and Free Trade

Octavio Paz, defined government as "the philanthropic ogre," a creature that seemingly wishes to help the unfortunate, but at the same time devours more and more of the nation’s prosperity.

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Who Is Frank Fetter?

History of the Austrian School of Economics

4 hours agoAudio/Video
Jeffrey Herbener discusses the significant contributions of Frank Fetter on the implications of the marginalist revolution
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The Swedish Welfare State Leads to Poor Immigrant Assimilation

Labor and Wages

Blog7 hours ago

The welfare state has impaired immigrants' success in integrating into and contributing to the Swedish economy.

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Our Republic's First Economist

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/18/2018

With printing of the Continental notes in 1775, Webster feared people would think you could finance the Revolutionary War by printing paper money. We should have listened!

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Abolish Campaign Contribution Limits

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog08/18/2018

Why shouldn’t the rights of economic liberty and private property extend to donating to people who are running for political office?

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Sorry, "Medicare for All" Won't Save the Taxpayers Money

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog08/18/2018

Lowering quality and destroying health care choices might reduce some "administrative costs," but the real cost to the public of a government healthcare is system is much higher than is admitted.

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Schumpeter's Review of Frank A. Fetter's Principles of Economics

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/17/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Schumpeter's review, now available in English, emphasizes that Fetter's Principles is more than merely a textbook, and highlights the close connection between Fetter’s theory and the economics of the Austrian school, especially his classification of entrepreneurial activity.
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How to Manipulate People with Interest Rates

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/17/2018

It is not possible to generate something out of nothing as suggested by Keynes and his many followers.

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