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How to Use Methodological Individualism

From the ArchivesAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/05/2018

Methodological individualism is a precious tool for historical analysis. But it is not a foundation of economic theory.

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Starbucks and Dick's Can be Anti-Gun If Customers Let Them

Bureaucracy and RegulationInterventionism

Blog04/05/2018

With a real free market, how a business conducts itself is not the concern of government, but the concern of consumers.

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How Communism Survived Thanks to Capitalist Technology

World History

Blog04/05/2018

The Soviet economy was such a mess that regular infusions of new technology and capital from the West were necessary to avoid total economic meltdown.

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Consumer Sovereignty: What Mises Meant

Production TheoryValue and Exchange

04/04/2018Mises Daily Articles
Mises stressed the primacy of consumer preferences in the determination of precisely which kinds of goods will be produced with society's scarce resources.

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American Houses Keep Getting Bigger — And so Does American Debt

PovertyU.S. History

Blog04/04/2018

In spite of rising debt and worries about long term trends in affordability, new American houses and apartments are larger than they've ever been before. 

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The Election of 1860

U.S. History

04/04/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the political schisms exacerbated in the aftermath of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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The Problem of FOSTA

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/04/2018

The Feds are considering an enormous expansion of their powers to regulate the internet. 

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Liberty and Property: the Levellers and Locke

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

04/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The English Levellers were the world's first self-consciously libertarian mass movement.

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Why Mainstream Economists Don't See Recessions Coming

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/03/2018

Recessions grow out of government and central-bank interventions that direct resources away from true wealth generating activities — and toward bubble activities.

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