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Is Money Creation Fueling the Stock Market Surge?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog9 hours ago
In order then to have a general increase in prices, all other things being equal, there must be an increase first in the money supply.

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Mises and His Methods

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog02/20/2018
How did Mises go about doing economics? How do his methods compare with those of the modern mainstream?

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The State's Odd Definition of "Consent"

Legal System

Blog4 hours ago
"Consenting" to something while being detained by police is a bit like "consenting" to hand over your wallet when a mugger pulls a gun.

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Security Works at Disney — But Can't Work at a Public School?

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog02/19/2018
The fact that politicians get highly-attentive security guards — while school kids get a cut-rate version of security — is revealing.

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Guilt by Musical Association

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog02/17/2018
If the feds can vilify Deadheads and Juggalos, it could be only a question of time before Washington also tars bluegrass fans or Phish followers.

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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.

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Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/15/2018
High-quality security is apparently still not a priority for many parents whose demonstrated preferences show otherwise.

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Should We Use Probability in Economics?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/14/2018
The numerical probability is only relevant in the sphere of non- economics where homogeneous cases are observed.

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Martin Van Buren: America's Most Underrated President

U.S. History

Blog02/19/2018
Martin Van Buren is probably one of most maligned, and paradoxically one of the most forgotten United States presidents.

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Freedom and the Minimum Wage

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog02/13/2018
Political paternalists who insist upon setting minimum wages by government command closely resemble socialist central planners of the 20th century.

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Health Care: American Mania vs. Canadian Sclerosis

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog02/19/2018
The Canadian medico-sclerosis would have been worse if it weren’t for the American medico-mania which has brought an unbelievable number of innovations.

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E-Verify Threatens Us All

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog02/13/2018
E-Verify could be used to punish anyone who displeases the government, from immigrants to homeschoolers to gun owners.

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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

Blog02/15/2018
If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.

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End the Drug War for These Very Practical Reasons

HealthLegal System

Blog02/20/2018
Drug addiction is indeed a serious problem. But the war on drugs does not lessen this problem, nor does it address the core issues leading to addiction.

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Remembering Burt Blumert

Biographies

Blog02/11/2018
Burt Blumert was one of the greatest figures in the modern libertarian movement.

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Central Bank Musical Chairs

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog1 hour ago
Reversing trillions of dollars of securities purchases will create turmoil. And now that price inflation is in equation, the ride will be bumpy.

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How the Leviathan State Built the Washington Monument

U.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
At first privately funded, the federal government — bloated after the Civil War — stepped in to finish the Washington Monument with federal funds.

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Jordan Peterson and Human Action

Praxeology

Blog02/14/2018
There are many similarities between the action framework presented by Jordan Peterson and that of Mises and Rothbard.

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