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Woodrow Wilson and the Tariff: Lessons for Today

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/09/2018

Since the Tariff Act of 1789, the tariff has been the playground of special interests, and used as a means of rewarding political friends, and harming political enemies.

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Who is Philip Wicksteed?

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

07/09/2018Audio/Video
G.P. Manish highlights the life and work of theologian and scholar Philip Wicksteed (1844–1927).

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These Eight Words Helped Cause the Great Depression

Booms and BustsLabor and WagesBusiness Cycles

Blog07/09/2018

Here are the fateful words that set the stage for years of high unemployment: “We believe in the principle of high wages.”

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Origins of the Welfare State in America

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism

07/07/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The two most powerful motivations in human history have always been ideology and economic interest.
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Luis María Pastor Copo: A Spanish Forerunner of the Austrian School

World History

Blog07/07/2018

Pastor built on the work of the French liberals, and anticipated  many of the later insights of the Austrian School.

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Is Libertarianism Utopian?

Political Theory

Blog07/07/2018

Although libertarian principles are radical, the path to fulfilling them may not be that radical at all. 

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Martin Van Buren: The American Gladstone

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
Martin Van Buren favored peace, freedom, and decentralization. Thus, most historians are biased against him.

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Daniel Lacalle on Why Central Banks are Trapped

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

07/06/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel Lacalle discuss what rising interest rates will mean, and why academics and bankers are so clueless about the monetary side of financial markets.

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OPEC’s Dilemma

Global EconomyInterventionismPrices

Blog07/06/2018

The challenge from now on for OPEC and for oil producers is not to seek artificial price inflation, but to improve efficiency. 

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How the United Kingdom Became a Police State

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog07/06/2018

Contrary to the government's claims, Britain is not becoming safer as the British government becomes bigger.

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