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Dr. Liliana Stern on Growing Up in the USSR

Media and CultureSocialismStrategy

11/10/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Dr. Liliana Stern discuss the horrors of life under communism.

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Creating Order without the State

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

11/10/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Edward Stringham shows us how private groups can provide the rules and order necessary for a prosperous society.

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Government "Funding" Can't Grow the Economy

Blog11/10/2017
Government cannot increase its spending without hurting those who produce real wealth.

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Mainstream Economists Whitewashed the Evils of Communism

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/10/2017
There’s no excuse for any sentient being – especially an economist – to have praised the decrepit communist economic model by the 1980's.

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Sylvester Petro's Austrian Perspective on Labor Unions

BiographiesLabor and Wages

Blog11/10/2017
Sylvester Petro's books on labor unions are among some of the best written on labor policy.

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The Gold Standard Did Not Cause the Great Depression

U.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

11/09/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
What makes this book unique is Sumner's use of financial data and press accounts on the precise zigs-and-zags of the economy during the 1930s.

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Is There Any Way Out of the ECB's Trap?

Blog11/09/2017
Mario Draghi knows that maintaining "stimulus" is highly risky — he also knows the alternative could make the eurozone deck of cards collapse.

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How Central Banks Widen Wealth and Income Gaps

Blog11/09/2017
Over time, central-bank policies that favor the wealthy lead to income gaps that grow even larger.

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There's No Such Thing as an "American" Homicide Rate

Legal SystemStrategy

Blog11/09/2017
When we look at rates on a state-by-state basis, homicide rates vary from 1.3 per 100,000 in New Hampshire to 11.8 per 100,000 in Louisiana.

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UK's National Health Service Moves to Cut Healthcare for Smokers and the Obese

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2017
To cut government expenses, the NHS has declared that smokers and the obese will be limited in the healthcare procedures they're allowed to receive.

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