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Anthony de Jasay, an important free market economist and political philosopher passed away on January 23.
World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics
As a government economist for Austria following WWI, Mises fought a losing battle against reckless policies of inflation and government spending.
Global EconomyWorld History
Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.
Money and BanksWorld History
The Venezuelan central bank helped the regime destroy the middle class's wealth for many years.
The academic scholar, along with the great teacher, is vanishing from the universities and being replaced by one-dimensional specialists.
SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism
Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.
U.S. HistoryWorld History
Neoliberalism is a not a free-market or libertarian ideology. It's really just a throwback to the mercantilism of old, in which government-sponsored monopolies push their agendas on everyone else.
Sadly, the practice of branding political opponents as “insane” is not confined to the now-defunct Soviet state.
Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History
It's important to make the moral case for lower taxes, but we shouldn't overlook simply defending institutional competition.
Media and CultureWorld History
If the world's most popular historical sites are to be preserved from overuse by tourists, ownership of these places will need to be more forcefully established, and access more carefully controlled.