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Changing the World: Technology Versus Politics

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economics.
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Reprinted from Casey Research We were all supposed to go vote on Tuesday. It’s our civic duty, we’re told. If you want change, your vote is more important than anyone else’s. What a crock. Technology has replaced politics as the

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Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Environment, History.
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A Demonstration of the Objective Superiority of Western Civilization and Slap in the Face of Cultural Relativism and Political Correctness CONTENTS Introduction The Nature of Western Civilization The Universalizability of Western Civilization The Standard for Judging a Civilization: the Objective

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A Response: Defending Anarcho-Capitalism

Monday, November 17th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Philosophy, Politics.
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In a 1901 letter to novelist John Galsworthy, Polish author Joseph Conrad described “skepticism” as “the tonic of minds, the tonic of life, the agent of truth – the way of art and salvation.” Men hardly write letters anymore. Post

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One-Dimensional Thinking on Drug Legalization

Monday, November 17th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, War on Drugs.
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The libertarian movement is often dismissed as consisting of a bunch of hippy stoners who just want to take drugs and do whatever they want. Of course, this is an unfair and untrue generalization that ignores the centuries of political

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Hey Austrians, Where Is the Inflation?

Monday, November 17th, 2014 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics.
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Reprinted from Liberty.me Hey Austrians, Where Is the Inflation? Of all the criticisms that Austrian economists receive, this complaint is the most reasonable and legitimate of all. Many Austrian economists (so I’m told) have predicted that when Ben “The Bubble”

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Social Pressure Triumphs Again

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Law, Lifestyle.
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Google Glass is basically dead. The innovative technology from the largest, most exciting tech firm out there was supposed to usher in a brave new world of wearable computers, revolutionize communication and take humanity the next step down the inevitable

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Will Foreign Loans Make Us Rich?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Trade.
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[Reprinted from Will Dollars Save the World? (1947)] One of a number of posters created by the Economic Cooperation Administration, an agency of the US government, to sell the Marshall Plan in Europe. Note the pivotal position of the American flag.

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Europe 25 years after the fall of the iron curtain

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Mises on Policy, Politics.

Play video 01:38:28 Added on 11/12/14 178 views Many thanks to my friend Dr. Philip Bagus for forwarding the link to me. In addition to the address by former Czech president Vaclav Klaus, there were excellent presentations by Dr. Bagus

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Defending the Miser

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.
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[Excerpted from Defending the Undefendable] The miser has never recovered from Charles Dickens’s attack on him in A Christmas Carol. Although the miser had been sternly criticized before Dickens, the depiction of Ebenezer Scrooge has become definitive and has passed

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The EU’s anti-competitive tax policy

Monday, November 10th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Law, Politics, Regulation.

From today’s Open Europe new summary: Following the release of thousands of secret documents detailing how Luxembourg helped companies avoid paying taxes, an FT leader argues, “For the sake of his own credibility – and that of the commission – [Jean-Claude Juncker]

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“Outsourcing” Makes Us Richer

Monday, November 10th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Trade.
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Reprinted from The Freeman This short video, put out by the Million Jobs Project, currently has more than 3.7 million views. It claims that US producers have been outsourcing jobs abroad in order to fatten their profits. It urges viewers

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In Defense of Peter Schiff

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics.
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The financial television channel CNBC has hit hard times. Nielsen ratings show the network’s viewership is at a 21 year low. This is a far cry from two decades ago. The dot-com bubble of the late 90s and early aughts

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Modified: GMO Labels that Work

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Environment, Regulation.
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Originally posted in edited form at Law & Liberty Fascism is the political triumph of fashion-sense; etymologically, the words even share a distant ancestor. The reason is this: when the “in” crowd wrests the levers of power from the “out” crowd,

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An Alternative to the Minimum Wage

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.

Canada’s top central banker, Stephen Poloz, has sparked some controversy by suggesting that unemployed youths should offer to work for free (gasp!). When I bump into youths, they ask me, you know, ‘What am I supposed to do in a

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Kansas: An Example of the Benefits of Government Tax and Budget Cuts

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.
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I was in graduate school in 2010 when Sam Brownback was running for governor of Kansas. I remember hearing all about his plans for lower taxes and budget cuts. Knowing that the legislature actually determines the budget, I was cautiously

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My interview on Mises.org re: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2

Friday, October 31st, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History, Politics.
My interview on Mises.org re: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2

Patrick Barron: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2 Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron continue their discussion on monetary imperialism. They delve deeper into US dollar supremacy, and how it might end with a whimper instead of a

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Keynes was a failure in Japan – No need to embrace him in Europe

Friday, October 31st, 2014 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics.
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Reprinted from DetlevSchlichter.com Draghi’s volte-face two weeks ago has emboldened the Keynesian majority in the media and in economic research departments. It has injected new life into their relentless campaign for yet more state intervention in the Eurozone economy. It

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The Housing Boom Returns

Friday, October 31st, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.

For the last decade (or more), Canadians have been ebullient about their home-grown housing boom. Home prices in Toronto have grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. New homeowners have rushed in to take advantage of what seems

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The Deflation Boogeyman

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics.
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Here we go again.  A plunge in oil prices has spurred a bevy of articles from the bought-and-paid-for media, as well as quasi-governmental agencies, alerting us of pending disaster if deflation were allowed to make an entrance, however briefly. Never

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The Market and the State

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics.
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[Originally published in German in 1968. Reprinted from Mises.org] For every species of animals and plants the means of subsistence are limited. Hence every living being’s vital interests are implacably opposed to those of all members of its own species.

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