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Forming West Virginia

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

39 min agoAudio/Video
When Virginia decided to join the South, many Unionists in the western portion of the state were opposed to the move.
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The Supreme Court: The Dog that Didn't Bark

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog3 hours ago

The Court’s betrayal of its constitutional role has vastly increased the stakes for the current and any future Justice nomination.

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So Many Cars: Why American Life Expectancy Falls Short

Health

Blog09/25/2018

Those who think "more socialized medicine" is the key ingredient in higher life expectancy in the US miss some very important facts about American life. 

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Review: How Economics Professors Can Stop Failing Us

Education

09/25/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Payson argues that a good first step would be for the profession to adopt a code of professional ethics that promotes scientific integrity and the objectivity, reproducibility, and transparency of research in economics.
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GDP Growth Is Not the Same Thing as Real Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/25/2018

A strong GDP growth rate, in most cases, is likely to be associated with the intensive squandering of the pool of real wealth.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Why No Crisis Erupts When Real Saving Backs Up New Investment

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/24/2018

Expansions in credit and investment are only a problem when they result from inflationary monetary policy, and not from real saving.

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Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela's Minimum Wage Experiment

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/24/2018

Rothbard: "if proponents of the higher minimum wage were simply wrongheaded people of good will, they would not stop at $3 or $4 an hour, but indeed would pursue their dimwit logic into the stratosphere."

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