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Ludwig von Mises and Trash TV

Media and Culture

Blog03/27/2017
Capitalism cannot give consumers taste, but it does give them choice.

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Steve Bannon Dismisses Austrian Economics

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Bannon's notion that the GOP conference is full of ideologues, much less libertarian ideologues, is just flat false.

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How Ray Kroc of McDonald's Built an Entrepreneurial Empire

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog03/15/2017
The Founder, a recent movie about Ray Kroc and McDonald's, illustrates points about the free market made by Mises.

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Jeff Deist: Trump Is Just a Speed Bump for the Left

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog03/15/2017
Has the left been crippled by Trump and Brexit, or is it really the conservatives who are on life support? Watch Jeff Deist on CrossTalk.

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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog03/06/2017
The TV character Dwight Schrute provides some valuable insights into how speculators provide essential and praiseworthy services in the marketplace.

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Hayek on Fake News

Media and Culture

Blog03/02/2017
"Fake news" was as a dominant theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign and has been in the public eye since. To the libertarian, this isn't news.

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Broke and in Debt? Join the Club

Media and CulturePraxeology

Blog02/27/2017
Nearly half of Americans have no money for even moderately serious emergencies. This results from decisions we've made, both personal and political.

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The Great Gatsby and the Fed

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The “constant flicker” of American life described by Fitzgerald in his novel is no less than the artificial boom driven by the Fed during the 1920s.

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Trump Makes Up Murder Stats to Push for More Government Power

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2017
Trump has declared that homicide rates are at a 47-year high. The real data suggests we're closer to a 50-year low.

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Human Action Beats Stats in the Super Bowl

Media and CulturePraxeology

Blog02/06/2017
We study probability and statistics for the same reason we study economics: we want to make sense of the world.

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