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The "Homo Economicus" Straw Man

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

02/06/2019Audio/Video
To understand the marketplace, it is not necessary to believe in the existence of a selfish, profit-maximizing human.
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On Appeasing Envy

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

02/06/2019Mises Daily Articles
The envious are not satisfied with equality; they secretly yearn for superiority and revenge.
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Surging Wealth Inequality Is Poverty's Greatest Enemy

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog02/06/2019

The rich get rich by virtue of making what's dear rather cheap, thus helping the poor the most.

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Why Grover Cleveland Is Mostly Forgotten Today

Blog02/06/2019

Cleveland was a staunch critic of government subsidies and crony privileges. He saw no constitutional justification for welfare and famously stated: “Though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.”

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Jeff Deist on Crosstalk

02/06/2019Power & Market

Jeff Deist joined CrossTalk yesterday to discuss the influence of neoconservatives like John Bolton on Trump's foreign policy. Things get heated with another guest when Jeff questions the dubious "War on Terror," the enormous US...

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The Emergence of Grant, Part 1: Finding the Gateway

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

02/06/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's early actions in the Civil War.
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Having a Government-Granted Monopoly Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/06/2019

Companies with government-granted monopolies never have to worry about going out of business. And they can therefore behave badly without any consequences.

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The Great Leveling: A Note

Other Schools of Thought

02/05/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
It is possible to have greater income equality and greater economic growth. It simply requires more free market policies and less government interventionism.
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