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Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

America's subsidized arms industry also benefits greatly from presidential efforts to push international arms deals with foreign regimes. 

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Trump’s Disastrous Syria Attack

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/16/2018

There are many questions that need to be asked about the situation in Syria. But the Trump administration has no interest in asking them. 

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Murray Rothbard and Jacksonian Banking

U.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

Rothbard saw at an early stage of his life as a graduate student that the Jacksonian period was a defining one in American history.

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A Trade War May Trigger the Rise of Chinese Nationalism

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/16/2018
According to Mises, economic nationalism "is incompatible with durable peace," and efforts to fan the flames of a trade war between the US and China are dangerous.

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Low Unemployment Is Not the Cause of Inflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

An overheating economy emerges once expenditure rises without being backed up by production, a situation that emerges when the money stock is increasing.

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Rothbard's Monetary Thought

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

04/14/2018Mises Daily Articles
An overlooked volume of essays deals with Rothbard's monetary thought. Martin Stefunko regards it as mixed but valuable.

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How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money

Monopoly and Competition

Blog04/14/2018

Donald Trump is wrong. Amazon isn't ruining the postal service. The postal service can do that all by itself. 

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Warren Buffett and The New York Times Are Still Wrong About Taxes

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog04/14/2018

Timothy Egan in The New York Times evokes Warren Buffett in a recent article on taxes. Unfortunately both men are completely wrong. 

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Daniel McAdams on What You Need to Know About Syria

War and Foreign Policy

04/13/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss the US on the brink of a new, unpopular war in Syria.

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The Rothbardian Critique of Consumer Sovereignty

PricesProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

04/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
Notwithstanding its endorsement by Mises, many modern Austrians reject the notion of consumer sovereignty as an inaccurate political metaphor.

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