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Passchendaele: A Century after the Horror

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog5 hours ago
Passchendaele is a gruesome example of the human costs of war, as well as the evils of war-making and the political forces that drive it.

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Ludwig von Mises on Collectivist Fallacies and Interventionist Follies

Interventionism

Blog09/18/2017
This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of 'Theory and History' in 1957, a work of enduring relevance in our own time.

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Congress Shirks Its Duty on Foreign Policy Yet Again

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog17 hours ago
Just because Congress approves the use of force does not mean that a war is wise. But Congress should at least be willing to debate the matter.

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The Capitalist Revolution

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog09/18/2017
Under capitalism, the common man was no longer a drudge who had to be satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the tables of the rich.

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With a Central Bank, Bank "Deregulation" Can Be a Bad Thing

Money and Banking

Blog09/15/2017
When a central bank exists, deregulation may make it easier for central banks to create more money "out of thin air."

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Why Natural Disasters Are Worse For Poor Countries

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyPoverty

Blog09/14/2017
Wealth-building and capital are the most important factors in weathering natural disasters — whether caused by global warming or not.

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The Neoconservatives Have Declared War on the Realists

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/14/2017
Interventionist foreign policy is facing some challenges from foreign-policy realists. Naturally, neoconservatives are very upset about it.

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Janet Reno, American Saint

U.S. History

Blog09/14/2017
Reno’s record of deceit, brutality, and power grabs should not be forgotten by any American who cares about freedom.

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Hazlitt: Human Action, Mises's Masterpiece

Austrian Economics Overview

Blog09/14/2017
"This book is the counterweight of Marx's Das Kapital, of Lord Keynes's General Theory, and of countless other books recommending socialization."

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Think Gentrification Is Bad? The Opposite Is Worse

Value and Exchange

Blog09/13/2017
Land has no intrinsic value, and its price can go to zero under various conditions. Nearby owners will soon find themselves wishing for gentrification.

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Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/13/2017
A careful reading of Keynes's 'General Theory' suggests its unintelligible prose may be an effort to appear erudite while saying little of value.

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Johnny Appleseed: Land Speculator, Alcohol Dealer, Capitalist

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog09/17/2017
Johnny Appleseed is a man truly deserving to be considered an American hero, but he should also be remembered as a hero of American capitalism.

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What We Lost on September 11th

The Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog09/11/2017
What should have been a profoundly embarrassing and soul-searching moment for the US national security state became an exercise in chest thumping.

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How Much Policing Do We Really Need?

Monopoly and Competition

Blog09/11/2017
Since police do not have to satisfy consumer preferences to stay in business, we should not be surprised that they treat us like subordinates.

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