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The World Needs an Austrian-School Approach to Economic History

Blog10/06/2017
Economic historians should reconcile with economics as a science that is key to the analysis, categorization, and explanation of past phenomena.

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Should Puerto Rico Default?

Blog10/05/2017
Default may be the least bad option for dealing with Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt.

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Daniel Lacalle: A Spanish Libertarian on Catalonia

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureStrategy

10/05/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel Lacalle discuss the facts behind the Catalan independence vote.

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The American Militia and the Origin of Conscription: A Reassessment

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/05/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The history of American militias is a complex and often-misunderstood story of both public and semi-private militias.
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A Tax Increase on Advertising Is a Very Bad Idea

Taxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog10/05/2017
Advertising serves a key function in the economy, and raising taxes on it comes with a hefty price.

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Why Small States Are Better

A new book explains why a world of small states would be more peaceful and more free.

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George Orwell and the Cold War: A Reconsideration

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

10/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
What Garet Garrett called a "complex of vaunting and fear" has been the hallmark of the American Empire, and previous empires.

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Lysander Spooner: Freedom Trumps the Rule of Law

Blog10/04/2017
Most people would have considered Charles Sumner to be sufficiently anti-slavery. But Lysander Spooner was not "most people."

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Why the Euro Took a Dive After Merkel's Re-Election

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog10/04/2017
Angela Merkel may now be forced to include the Free Democrats in her new coalition. That's bad news for those who favor a more centralized EU.

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Yellow Journalism and Cheech and Chong: Drug Policy in the 70s

HealthMedia and CultureU.S. History

10/04/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explores US drug policy between the Nixon and Reagan Administrations.

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