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Microtransactions and Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog01/04/2019

One thing is certain: if the game industry can't placate consumers and regulators, it won't remain independent for long.

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Rothbard Was Right

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

If you want to know what Rothbard’s vision applied to contemporary America would be like in practice, you should look to Ron Paul. Dr. Paul’s career in Congress, marked by his opposition to war and the Fed, is the best example of the anti-elitist free market values that Murray supported.

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The Morality of Fiat Money

Free MarketsSocialism

01/03/2019Books
It is commonly overlooked that the decline of the family as an institution is caused in part by fiat inflation. Perennial inflation slowly but assuredly destroys the family, thus suffocating the earthly flame of morals.
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Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/03/2019

We're supposed to think it's perfectly normal that Washington DC bureaucrats decide whether or not you can use an outhouse toilet 2,500 miles from DC. Because it's in a "national" park.

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Why Epistemology Is Important (in Economics and Everything Else)

Blog01/03/2019

How is it that we adopt the latest fad, without any pause as to why we now unwaveringly refute what we once claimed true?

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Are Gun Rights the Next Target of Corporate Censorship?

Media and CultureMoney and BanksThe Police State

Blog01/03/2019

The US private sector badly needs to de-politicize itself. Also: more government regulation isn't the answer.

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The Marxian Doctrine of "Ideology"

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

01/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
To Marx, each individual's thinking is all determined not by his personal self-interest but by the interest of the class to which he supposedly belongs.
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Hard Work (Alone) Won't Get Your Country Out of Poverty

Blog01/02/2019

Working hard is a good thing, but it can only lead to high levels of wealth when combined with capital accumulation and entrepreneurship.

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