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Economics Everywhere, Politics Nowhere: The Benefits of Swiss Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionSwiss WatchStrategy

Blog10/03/2018

Through free trade, decentralization, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, the Swiss created a high level of prosperity based on innovation and creative capitalism.

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We Must Have Kentucky

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/03/2018Audio/Video
The Lincoln administration does everything it can to ensure that Kentucky is not taken over by secessionists.
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Don't Expect Any Spending Cuts Under Trump

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/03/2018

With the end of the 2018 fiscal year, we're seeing just how much Donald Trump loves to spend government money.

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What Insurance Companies’ Response to Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us About the Business Cycle

Blog10/03/2018

The temporary surge in hurricane-related economic activity can in some ways help us understand the effects of the equally-temporary surge in activity related to an economic boom.

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Trump Signs an Enormous New Military Spending Bill

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/02/2018

Taken all together, defense spending in Fiscal Year 2019 totals more than the state budget of Texas seven times over.

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The Determination of the Purchasing Power of Money

Free MarketsGold StandardHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

10/02/2018Mises Daily Articles
The demand for a medium of exchange is the composite of two partial demands: the intention to use it in consumption and production and the intention to use it as a medium of exchange.
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Brazil Considers Scaling Back Its Gun Control

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

In spite of stringent gun-control measures, Brazil's homicide rates are among the worst in the world. Now there's a movement to let more Brazilians defend themselves with private gun ownership.

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Why Venezuela Is Starving

SocialismWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

At the end of July 2018, the National Assembly estimated that each week six Venezuelan children die of starvation.

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