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Will Cryptocurrencies Pass the Market Test?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/16/2017
It is not enough to have an established purchasing power. A particular thing — to be used as money — must also pass the market selection process.

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What Real Tax Reform Looks Like

Blog12/15/2017
Real tax reform means reducing taxes and government spending. It does mean tax cuts in some places, and tax increases in others.

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De-Homogenizing Cryptocurrencies

Blog12/15/2017
Over 1000 different cryptocurrencies exist, and their uses and values can vary considerably.

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A Word of Thanks, Lew

Blog12/14/2017
We want to update friends and supporters of the Institute on Lew’s progress, and remind all of us of the tremendous debt of gratitude we owe him.

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Do Graduate Degrees Produce Value?

Blog12/13/2017
The case for not taxing tuition waivers is the same as the case for not taxing anything else. There's nothing magical about graduate degrees.

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Whether it's Baking or Dating, Consent Matters

Blog12/16/2017
Forcing people to use their bodies in certain ways without their consent is not justice. It's violence.

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Simón Bolívar: Liberator or Tyrannical Demagogue?

World History

Blog12/14/2017
The life of Simón Bolívar is a story filled with despotism, war atrocities, and illiberal views on governance.

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No Neutral Ground: The Problem of Net Neutrality

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrices

Blog12/13/2017
If one likes the internet's remarkable evolution to this point, it seems odd to assert that now is the moment to freeze it through government action.

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Was John Brown Sane?

U.S. History

Blog12/14/2017
John Brown was a man driven by religious fanaticism and grandiose ideas. But his sanity, at least clinically speaking, seems to have been in place.

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Asset Prices Are Prices Too

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/12/2017
Inflation is alive and kicking, and it is currently raging in asset price increases.

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There Can Be No Compromise

Austrian Economics Overview

Blog12/12/2017
One of Ludwig von Mises’s most important political speeches is our year-end gift for donors!

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Chile’s "Failed" Neoliberal Reform Is Looking Pretty Good

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog12/12/2017
Chile is getting richer faster than other countries from Latin America. If this is a “crisis,” other nations should hope for a similar fate.

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Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog12/12/2017
Even if the bakery wins in this case, its victory will only protect those businesses acting on a “sincere religious conviction.” That's a bad thing.

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A Small Revolution

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog12/12/2017
At this point a move toward political subsidiarity and secession seems the most fruitful, realistic, and humane approach for pragmatic libertarians.

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Net Neutrality and the Problem with "Experts"

Calculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog12/11/2017
Supporters of net neutrality imagine that if we can only get the "right" group of people, a tiny handful of "experts" can govern the internet.

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Why We Should Worry About China

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog12/15/2017
The Japanese growth miracle was built on a massive debt bubble. China presents many similarities in its economic model.

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The Non-Crime of "Lying to the FBI"

Blog12/11/2017
The object of creating bogus categories of crime, naturally, is to leverage power over adversaries; to scare them.

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The Fed's Fantasy on Neutral Interest Rates

The FedCapital and Interest Theory

Blog12/11/2017
The Fed is trying to establish a level of interest rate that corresponds to the conditions of the free market. Unfortunately, this is impossible.

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