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Why Big Government, Big Banks, and Big Tech All Hate Cash

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/10/2018

Government, tech, and banks all have a common interest in moving consumers and taxpayers toward the abolition of physical cash. 

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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The Static Mentality

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

Blog04/09/2018

One of the main shortcomings of the mathematical economists is that they deal with a "static state" as if it were something really existing.

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What Makes AI Dangerous? The State

04/09/2018Power & Market

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The Disaster of Federal Farm Policy

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/09/2018

The failures of farm programs remain a reminder of why Washington’s power needs to be radically slashed across the board.

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Why the President Said "No"

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/09/2018

And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...

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The Case for Revisionism (and Against A Priori History)

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

04/07/2018Mises Daily Articles
The noble task of Revisionism is to de-bamboozle: to penetrate the fog of lies and deception of the State and its Court Intellectuals.

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Why Businessmen Don't Make Good Politicians

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/07/2018

It is a common fallacy that if a person is successful in business, they will be a good politician. This is dangerously naive.

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Mises the Man and His Monetary Policy Ideas Based on His "Lost Papers"

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog04/07/2018

There is much to learn about Ludwig von Mises form his writings on economic conflicts of those years between the two World Wars.

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Forget Electoral Democracy — Give "Demarchy" a Chance

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2018

There's no reason to believe choosing representatives through a lottery system or "by chance" is worse than what we have now. 

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