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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.

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Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/29/2017FedWatch
Central bankers seek to shrug off any limits to their power. Only if totally unrestrained, they believe, can they truly do "whatever it takes."

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Give Sanctuary Cities What They Want

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017
City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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Will Congress and Trump Declare War on WikiLeaks?

The Police State

Blog08/29/2017
The federal government is ratcheting up its war against those who embarrass the government by documenting its many misdeeds.

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Distraction as Political Strategy

Blog08/29/2017
Is it a coincidence that while we are fighting about Confederate monuments, we are not focusing on the real plight of the poor and middle class?

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"Liberal Socialism" — Another False Utopia

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/28/2017
Very often, bad and failed ideas do not die, they simply reappear in slightly different intellectual garb.

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Economists Are the New Astrologers

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/28/2017
Modern mathematical models in economics are about as useful as star mapping for predicting the future.

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Not Even Junk Will Fetch High Interest Rates Anymore

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/28/2017FedWatch
It’s not just those cranky Austrians calling central bankers on the carpet these days. Everyone knows, is holding their breath, and hoping for the best.

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The Subsidiarity Principle

Political Theory

Blog08/28/2017
Subsidiarity is the most realistic, pragmatic approach to creating more freedom in our lifetimes.

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Economics and Humanity

Praxeology

Blog08/28/2017
The subject matter of praxeology is merely the essential manifestation of human life, viz., action.

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