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Why Government Hates Cash

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

08/24/2015The Austrian
Governments have long hated physical cash because it allows for untraceable purchases. But a bigger problem for governments is the fact that holders of cash can signal a lack of trust in central banks by removing all their cash from the financial system.

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Cass Sunstein and "Libertarian" Paternalism

Big GovernmentThe Police StatePolitical Theory

08/18/2015The Austrian
Law professor and bureaucrat Cass Sunstein makes the case for what he calls "Libertarian Paternalism" in his new book Why Nudge? The problem, David Gordon explains, is that Sunstein's plan assumes rationality and good faith among the government agents who do the "nudging."...

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An International Austrian

Global EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/22/2015The Austrian
In this short interview, Carmen Elena Dorobăț, assistant professor of international business at Coventry University, discusses Austrian economics and her work as a summer Fellow at the Mises Institute.

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Economic Stagnation and the Global Bubble

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/01/2015The Austrian
Despite massive policy stimulus in the United States, the US economy is now growing far more slowly than in past periods of monetary inaction from the central bank. Meanwhile, fragile economic bubbles are being inflated from China to Europe.

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Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics of Better Call Saul!

Media and CultureThe Police State

06/23/2015The Austrian
Better Call Saul , a spinoff of mega-hit Breaking Bad , explores the many ways that government spies on us to control and ruin our lives. In response, many turn to making a living through less-than-honest means because so few options are left to them.

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The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train

Big Government

06/17/2015The Austrian
Washington think tanks are anything but non-political temples to research. They employ out-of-office politicians with fat salaries and provide intellectual cover for the latest big government, anti-trade, and pro-war schemes.

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The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic by Eric A. Posner & Adrian Vermeule

U.S. History

06/09/2015The Austrian
Today and in the recent past, all-but-uncheckable presidents have involved us in unneeded wars, invaded our liberties, and subjected us to economic controls that bear an uncomfortable resemblance to fascism. The world has turned upside down.

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From Beijing to Auburn

History of the Austrian School of Economics

05/25/2015The Austrian
Former Mises Institute Fellow Jingjing Wang discusses how she discovered Austrian economics in China, and her plans for the future as an Austrian economist.

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Saving the World from Environmentalist Billionaires: Review of Kingsman: The Secret Service

The EnvironmentMedia and Culture

04/30/2015The Austrian
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a big-budget semi-satirical take on the spy genre, featuring the film clichés audiences now associate with the James Bond and Jason Bourne franchises.

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Discrimination in the Marketplace

InterventionismPrivate Property

04/30/2015The Austrian
FedEx and UPS recently announced they will not deliver some goods that can be used to make guns. These companies should be free to do this, just as all owners should be free to decide with whom they will do business.

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