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Saifedean Ammous on Bitcoin Hype

Global EconomyMedia and CultureMoney and BanksStrategy

08/16/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Saifedean Ammous discuss the crypto technology revolution and private money.
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Sorry, "Medicare for All" Won't Save the Taxpayers Money

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog2 hours ago

Lowering quality and destroying health care choices might reduce some "administrative costs," but the real cost to the public of a government healthcare is system is much higher than is admitted.

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Schumpeter's Review of Frank A. Fetter's Principles of Economics

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/17/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Schumpeter's review, now available in English, emphasizes that Fetter's Principles is more than merely a textbook, and highlights the close connection between Fetter’s theory and the economics of the Austrian school, especially his classification of entrepreneurial activity.
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How to Manipulate People with Interest Rates

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/17/2018

It is not possible to generate something out of nothing as suggested by Keynes and his many followers.

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Around the World, We See the The Link Between Economic Liberty and National Prosperity

Free MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog08/17/2018

No matter if its Asia, Europe, Africa, or the Americas, the link between economic liberty and economic growth is undeniable. 

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The Problem with Historical Illustrations of Free-Banking Systems

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/16/2018

 Historical experience does not appear to support the thesis of modern fractional-reserve free-banking theorists.

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How US Sugar Subsidies Bring a Red Tide of Algae to Florida's Shores

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog08/16/2018

A combination of federal sugar subsidies, federal regulations on pollution, and federal control of Lake Okeechobee (a giant lake in southern Florida) runoff guidelines has created a recipe for disaster.

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Liberalism and "Classical Liberalism" — An Unfortunate Evolution

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/16/2018

"Liberalism" has always been the proper name of the ideology of freedom and free markets. But almost from the beginning, illiberal theorists claimed the name for themselves.

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Why the Quota System Is One of the Worst Ways of Regulating Immigration

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/15/2018

Historically, US immigration policy limited rejection and deportation to those deemed to be either criminals or incapable of supporting themselves economically. The modern quota system takes a far more arbitrary approach.

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