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Poujade: Menace or Promise?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

28 min agoThe Free Market
Anti-tax protests have a well-established history in French politics, as described by Murray Rothbard in this 1956 article.
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The Uncompromising Rothbard

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

11/22/2018The Free Market
Quite simply, the science of liberty that Rothbard brought into clear relief is as brilliant in the hopes it creates for a free world as it is unforgiving of error.
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Economics as a Vocation

Education

11/07/2018The Free Market
As Mises put it "The development of a profession of economists is an offshoot of interventionism."
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Cheers to the Peddler Class

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

10/31/2018The Free Market
The peddler was the middle class man who prided himself on his initiative, self-reliance, independence and, above all, his integrity.
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In Defense of Payday Lending

Free Markets

10/20/2018The Free Market
Banning or restricting payday lending primarily works to limit the choices and freedoms exercised by people with bad credit or low incomes.
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Mises: Scientist and Fighter

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

10/17/2018The Free Market
The historic contribution of Mises was represented not so much by the magisterial works that he produced in 1912, or 1922, in 1933, or 1940 — as by his courageous, lonely vigil during the arid decades of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
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What Causes Moral Hazard?

Big GovernmentInterventionism

09/06/2018The Free Market
It is not co-ownership per se that causes moral hazards. They are caused by the uninvited and unwanted co-ownership that springs from interventionism.
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apr08_0.pdf

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The Lesson of Soviet Medicine

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

08/31/2018The Free Market
In 1918, the Soviet Union became the first country to promise universal “cradle-to-grave” healthcare coverage, to be accomplished through the complete socialization of medicine. The disastrous results speak for themselves.
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oct09_0.pdf

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Nonsense on Deflation

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

08/11/2018The Free Market
That deflation is always and everywhere a bad thing is now an almost universal article of faith among mainstream economists and financial commentators.
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dec08_0.pdf

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Menger the Revolutionary

History of the Austrian School of Economics

07/23/2018The Free Market
While Menger shared his contemporaries’ preference for abstract reasoning, he was primarily interested in explaining the real-world actions of real people.
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feb07_0.pdf

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