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Week in Review: May 27, 2017

StrategyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeology

Blog05/26/2017
Trump's budget signals that as far as government spending goes, it's business as usual in Washington.

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How Economists Destroyed Pre-World War II Germany

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMonetary Theory

Blog05/22/2017
Monetary history proves that no nation can afford to treat economic theory with contempt.

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Marx: The Economist's Economist

World HistoryAustrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

Marx's original thinking amounted to nothing more than equivocal statements, half-baked arguments, and crude claims unsupported by any empirical facts.

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Brexit Has Put EU Politicians in Panic Mode

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2017
The UK is in a much better negotiating position than the EU, and the EU knows it.

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The Myth of the Rule of Law

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/07/2017
As a myth, the concept of the rule of law is both powerful and dangerous. Its power derives from its great emotive appeal.

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Week in Review: May 6, 2017

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/05/2017
Donald Trump had a good week in Washington. Unfortunately, good news for politicians is often bad news for Americans.

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The Myth of the "Popular Will"

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Democracy often relies on conflating society with the state. Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to the politicization of every facet of daily life.

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How Liberty Defined Western Civilization

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/03/2017
The idea of liberty is and has always been peculiar to the West.

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The Horrors of Communist China

Big GovernmentWorld History

China became between 1949 and 1976 an experiment in total control unlike anything else in history.

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Are Oil Prices to Blame for the Venezuelan Crisis?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

The Venezuelan crisis is anything but a crisis caused by the fall in oil prices.

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