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Tolkien, Christianity, and the State

Media and Culture

Blog2 hours ago

It may be that Tolkien and Ahmari’s differing views on power stem from a fundamental disagreement about the nature of good and evil on this earth.

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Why Powell Fears a Gold Standard

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog6 hours ago

The fact that politicians, central bankers, and “too big to fail” bankers all oppose a gold standard is a tacit admission that hard money would serve as an effective constraint on their activities.

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Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

Blog7 hours ago

“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”

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Planning for Freedom

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

07/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
There is no other means to attain full employment, rising real wage rates and a high standard of living for the common man than private initiative and free enterprise.
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A Bookmaker With the Mind of Mencken

Book Reviews

Blog07/19/2019

After quoting H.L. Mencken’s famous quip, “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people,” Andrews wonders, “I don’t know if old H.L. was a bookmaker, but he would have been a great one if he had been.”

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You May Be Biased — But That Doesn't Make You Wrong

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/19/2019
Yes, many researchers are biased. But as Mises noted: "Reference to a thinker's bias is no substitute for a refutation of his doctrines by tenable arguments."
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