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Anthony de Jasay, RIP

World History

Blog01/28/2019

Anthony de Jasay, an important  free market  economist and political philosopher passed away on January 23.

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The Interwar Years: Ludwig von Mises as Economic Adviser

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/23/2019

As a government economist for Austria following WWI, Mises fought a losing battle against reckless policies of inflation and government spending.

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Why Taiwan Grew Rich While the Mainland Starved

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog01/23/2019

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.

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Venezuela's Economic Collapse Was Enabled by its Central Bank

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog01/22/2019

The Venezuelan central bank helped the regime destroy the middle class's wealth for many years.

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The Decline of the Scholar and the Decline of Academia

World History

Blog01/21/2019

The academic scholar, along with the great teacher, is vanishing from the universities and being replaced by one-dimensional specialists.

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France's Crisis Is the Latest In a Long History of Conflict over France's Un-Free Markets

SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/17/2019

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.

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We Don't Need Neoliberalism — We Already Have Liberalism

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog01/07/2019

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.

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Soviet Dissidents and the Weaponization of Psychiatry

SocialismWorld History

Blog12/14/2018

Sadly, the practice of branding political opponents as “insane” is not confined to the now-defunct Soviet state.

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Tax Competition: A Practical Way to a Low-Tax World

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog12/11/2018

It's important to make the moral case for lower taxes, but we shouldn't overlook simply defending institutional competition.

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Why Popular Tourist Spots Will Be Increasingly Privatized — And Access Will be Limited

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/03/2018

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.

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