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Bernanke’s Blindness on the Great Depression

Monday, September 3rd, 2012 by posted in Banking, Economics, History.
Bernanke pose teaser

Reprinted from LewRockwell.com With all his scholarly study of the Great Depression, Prof. Bernanke is blind to several truly major factors that caused the Great Depression. His is a blindness that he shares with very many other economists of this

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Paul Krugman’s Mis-Characterization of the Gold Standard

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, History.
Krugman

With a price hovering around $1,600 an ounce and the prospect of “additional monetary accommodation” hinted to in the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee, gold is once again becoming a hot topic of discussion. George

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Letter to the Liberals

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, History.
peace teaser

Written in 1896, this letter is available in Tolstoy On Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence. Note by Translator:  This letter was addressed to a Russian lady who wrote to Tolstoy asking his advice or assistance when the “Literature Committee,” Komitet Gramotnosti,

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The Dialetic of Destruction

Monday, August 27th, 2012 by posted in Economics, History.
Marx teaser

[This article is excerpted from volume 2, chapter 10 of An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (1995) Reprinted from Mises.org] Some might protest that, in our discussion of communism, we have not mentioned the feature that is

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Canada’s One Month Republic

Monday, August 20th, 2012 by and posted in History.
Canada Republic Flag teaser

Reprinted from the Institute for Liberal Studies Despite our love of a gut-wrenching body-check, Canadians are some­times thought of as nice folks who embody “peace, order, and good government,” happy to have the government as both our nanny and our

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Henry Kissinger on Gold

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 by posted in History.
Henry Kissinger teaser

The following are reprinted minutes from then-Secretary of State Henry Kissenger‘s Principals and Regionals Staff Meeting which took place on Washington, April 25, 1974, 3:13–4:16 p.m. Reprinted from the U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian. [Omitted here is

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Quebec, The Sick Man of Canada

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, History, Politics, Socialism.
Quebec, The Sick Man of Canada

In this edition of the Austrian A/V Club, we interview Marie-Josee Loiselle, Fellow at the Montreal Economic Institute and Director of MJ Economics about the bankrupt social democratic welfare state known as Quebec. http://www.mj-economics.com/ Redmond is the director of the

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Free Your Minds and Free Our Beer!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, History, Law, Lifestyle, Politics.
give us beer

Ask a person on any street in most countries of the world—including those Westerners consider unfree and undemocratic—whether theirs is a free society, and chances are the answer will be in the affirmative. It is a curious phenomenon, yet a

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Another nail in the coffin of the “Peak Oil” myth

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Environment, History, Trade.
Another nail in the coffin of the “Peak Oil” myth

From the UK Telegraph (H/T: the Daily Bell) So much for peak oil. According to a fascinating new study by Leonardo Maugeri of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the the John F Kennedy School of Government,

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Scaling Back the State as a Solution to Gun Violence

Saturday, July 21st, 2012 by posted in History, Law, Regulation.
gun ban

The news of a masked gunman opening fire on movie theater goers in Aurora, Colorado during the premier of The Dark Knight Rises has predictably reignited calls for increased gun control laws.  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg immediately called

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Krugman Schooled, Call for housing bubble “was a joke”…

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, History.
Krugman Schooled, Call for housing bubble “was a joke”…

Not exactly a friendly reception in Spain – of course, Krugman called multiple times for a “recovery led by housing” (housing bubble)…  At least eight! Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada.

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How I Learned About Freedom and How to Spread It’s Message

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, History.

It’s important to learn as much as we can on the concepts of freedom, because if we don’t understand what it is and where it came from, we might as well say goodbye; we won’t see it being taken away a little

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The New Tories

Friday, July 6th, 2012 by posted in History, Politics.
man vs the state teaser

Excerpted from The Man versus the State, 1884, reprinted from Mises.org Most of those who now pass as Liberals are Tories of a new type. This is a paradox which I propose to justify. That I may justify it, I

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Globe and Mail warming to the Austrians?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economics, History, Socialism.

Centre-Left National newspaper, the Globe and Mail has had a series of op-eds by Gwyn Morgan, wherein the author quotes liberally from Friedrich Hayek – please find the excerpts and links to the articles below. Going deeper into debt won’t

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Early Secular Communism

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 by posted in History.
18th century Paris teaser

[This article is excerpted from An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (1995), volume 2, chapter 9: "Roots of Marxism: Messianic Communism," section 2, "Secularized Millennial Communism: Mably and Morelly." Reprinted from Mises.org] During the havoc and upheaval

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Mises Canada Presents the Great Debate: Was Milton Friedman a Libertarian?

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Education, History, Philosophy.
Friedman

As the centenary of his birth approaches, the ever disputed question of Milton Friedman’s bona fides as a libertarian is settled once and for all in this no-holds-barred smack down between Walter Block and Paul Geddes. Don’t miss it! Sponsored

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The Dummy’s Guide to the US Banking Crisis

Monday, June 4th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, History.
Lehman collapse teaser

Originally posted on CreditWritedowns.comon September 24, 2008 Whenever I wade into a new topic like digital photography, gardening or what have you, I visit the local bookstore and get a “For Dummies” book to guide me. I figure that it’s

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Bilderberg 2012 – Final List of Participants

Friday, June 1st, 2012 by posted in Events, Foreign Policy, History, Politics.
the-bilderberg-group-273x300

The latest Bilderberg Meeting is on in Chantilly, Virginia, and in the interest of transparency, we thought we might republish the participant list here. In the past, the Bilderberg Group was reluctant to share this list, but possibly because of

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The Juice that Defied an Empire

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Events, History.
pomw

What’s great about POM Wonderful? Sure, this pomegranate juice tastes great. POM is one of the few drinks that seems to have the same scrunch-up-your-mouth effect that you get with a bold dry red wine. When I was a kid,

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Memory Hole: Socialist Failures

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 by posted in History.
communist propaganda teaser

Reprinted from LewRockwell.com What is the longest-running socialist experiment? What has its success been? If someone asked you to defend the idea that socialism has failed, what would you offer as your example? Where did modern socialism begin? In America.

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