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Lenin Was Right

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Blog04/02/2018

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. 

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The Origins of "Militia" in the Second Amendment — It's Not About Slavery

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/02/2018

The Second Amendment was motivated by much earlier English ideas about decentralizing the power of the king. It was hardly the invention of Southern slave drivers. 

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How To Build a Better Tax Haven

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/02/2018

Unfortunately, it is often only small countries with few natural resources that appreciate the benefits of being a tax haven. 

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The War Powers Resolution Fraud

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/31/2018

As experience now makes clear, the War Powers Resolution did not fix the problem of presidential usurpation of Congress's war powers. 

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Joe Salerno on His Career as an Heir to Rothbard

History of the Austrian School of Economics

03/31/2018The Austrian
Joe Salerno discusses Murray Rothbard, the gold standard, and how the Austrian school was revived in the 1970s and 80s.

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The Many Ways the Pope Is Wrong About Capitalism

Blog03/31/2018

Although the pope remains unaware of this, the rise and development of capitalism has resulted in a massive decrease in global poverty.

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The Republic Becomes the Empire

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

03/30/2018Mises Daily Articles
Truman, without consent or knowledge of Congress, declared war on Korea. Congress condoned his usurpation of its exclusive constitutional power.

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Like Obama, Trump Loves to Make Laws with "a Pen and a Phone"

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/30/2018

So long as he uses a "national security" ploy, a president can raise taxes without so much as a debate in Congress. 

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Michael Watson: What is Outside of Economics?

Media and CulturePraxeology

03/30/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Michael Watson discuss the reconciliation of ethical worldviews with value-free economics.

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Economic Policy Matters: The Example of Botswana vs. South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/30/2018

There is a very stark contrast between market-friendly Botswana, South Africa, and the statist hellhole of Zimbabwe.

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