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    Rothbard University Now Accepting Applications

    Causal-Realist Economics, for the Real World July 20th to 23rd, 2016 Location and Venue TBA “It is...

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    Another step toward cash confiscation in Europe

    From today’s Open Europe news summary: ECB to halt production of €500 note, but it will retain its value The European Central Bank announced yesterday that it would stop printing the €500 note from the end of 2018 due to, “concerns that this banknote could facilitate illicit activities.” However, the bank confirmed...

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    Draghi espouses the old “excess savings” nonsense

    From today’s Open Europe news summary: Draghi rebukes ECB German critics In a speech on Monday, the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, delivered a blunt rebuke to German criticism of the ECB’s low interest rate policy saying “There is a temptation to conclude that…very low rates…are the problem… But...

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    Can rules prevent money printing?

    Two ways to increase money   Today’s fiat dollar is created by two methods. One, the central bank (The Fed) creates new money when it purchases an asset. This money is credited to someone’s bank account, a liability on some bank’s books, and is matched on the bank’s asset side by new...

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    Why People Trade

    This article is republished from Principles of Economics. Reprinted from Mises.org “WHETHER THE PROPENSITY OF men to truck, barter,...

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    The Moral Element in Free Enterprise

    This article was originally presented at a symposium on The Spiritual and Moral Significance of Free Enterprise...

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    A carbon tax is bad for Alberta

    Yesterday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley asserted that Canada was “absolutely” closer to a new pipeline due to...

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    Truncating the Antecedents

    Reprinted from the Independent Institute Whereas historians obsessively trace every event’s causal lineage further and further into...

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    Against the Neoliberals

    Originally published in Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism. Reprinted from Mises.org The Mont Pèlerin Society had begun...

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    Withheld Taxation is Theft, Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

    Reprinted from FEE.org  A friend of mine, who has filed income taxes for the past 15 years,...

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    Resourceful Earth Day (celebrate freedom, innovation)

    Reprinted from MasterResource “What many environmentalists seem incapable of understanding is that resources are created. After all,...

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    War as Spoliation

    Originally published in Harmonies of Political Economy. Reprinted from Mises.org A man (and the same thing may be...

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    Most of Europe Is a Lot Poorer than Most of the United States

    Reprinted from FEE.org I wrote previously that many European nations are doomed by demographics to fiscal chaos, but a lot...

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    Negative interest rates ignore our ultimate fear: Death

    This article was originally published in the National Post We have records covering 5,000 years of interest...

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    The Aristocratic Doctrine

    This article is excerpted from Omnipotent Government, part 2, chapter five, section 3, “Aristocratic Doctrine” (1944). Reprinted...

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    A proper rejoinder to an empty threat

    From yesterday’s Open Europe news summary: French Economy Minister: UK “won’t be in a position to negotiate something better” after Brexit French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron told an audience in London yesterday, “After a Brexit vote, you are not in a position to negotiate something better…Leave the club and you will be...

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    How and How Not to Desocialize Part 2

    Reprinted from Mises.org Abolish the Government’s...