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How College Profs Push Students to Socialism

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/10/2019

The true aim of these “scholar activists,” as many academics have begun calling themselves, is to propagate socialism by redefining capitalism to encompass every evil of human history. Which means they're mostly attacking straw men.

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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Declare War on the Poor With Anti-Credit-Card Law

05/09/2019Power & Market

By slapping new regulations on high-interest credit cards, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will just prevent high-risk borrowers from getting loans.

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Review: The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm

Production Theory

05/09/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Per Bylund's new book makes a compelling Austrian argument that firms precede markets, and creates what reviewer Mateusz Machaj calls "an unlocking theory of the firm."
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Carl Menger on Currency Durability: A Lesson on Cryptos?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/09/2019

Assessing cryptocurrencies through a framework of "saleableness" may help us understand why some cryptocurrencies are chosen for speculation above others.

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As Fed Founders, Get Ready for More Radical Monetary Policy

05/09/2019Power & Market

The Fed has basically given up on "normalization" which means central bankers and their friends are working on even more radical policy options for the next crisis.

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Brexit's Downsides Are Caused by Our Own Government

Global Economy

Blog05/09/2019

Brexit and decentralization are good things, but the unfortuante truth is that harmful post-Brexit policies are equally likely to be imposed by the UK’s own government as by the European bureaucracy.

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A Debate on Vaccine Mandates

Health

05/08/2019Audio/Video
Two distinguished guests — Dorit Reiss and Jonathan Howard — join the show to debate the issue of vaccine mandates.
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