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A World of Malice

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog08/12/2019

Jeff Deist reviews Michael Malice's The New Right in the forthcoming September/October issue of The Austrian.

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GDP Growth Isn't the Same Thing as Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/12/2019

Given the way it's calculated, GDP can be driven up just as much by squandering wealth, as by building it up.

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Why Mises Opposed a Global Government for Managing Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/12/2019

For Ludwig von Mises, international bureaucracies like the WTO devoted to enforcing "free trade" are not progress. They're simply another type of government planning.

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Neil Schulman RIP

08/11/2019Power & Market

Neil Schulman, a noted libertarian science fiction writer, has passed away.

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The Social Philosophy of the Austrian Economists

World History

Blog08/10/2019

It was Ludwig von Mises who revealed the intimate connections between Austrian economics and authentic liberalism.

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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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No One Has a Right to a Good Reputation

Blog08/10/2019

In a free society, defamation would be a nonissue. No one would be able to use the courts to punish other people for the things they say or write. The only exception would be if a person voluntarily signed, then violated, a contract agreeing not to say certain things.

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The Feds Move Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage

Big GovernmentLabor and Wages

Blog08/09/2019

Those who suffer most from mandated wage hikes are low-skilled workers, disabled workers and part-time workers in the sector. And poorer regions suffer more than rich ones.

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