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Can Gradual Interest-Rate Tightening Prevent a Bust?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/02/2017
Tightening the money supply "too fast" is not what causes economic busts. Creating money "out of thin air" is the real problem.

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The Swamp Wins: Trump Nominates Powell to Replace Yellen

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog11/01/2017
In the end Donald Trump gets what he wanted, a “low interest rate person” who also happens to be a “Republican.”

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The Truth About the "Robber Barons"

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

11/01/2017Mises Daily Articles
Most of the businessmen we now call Robber Barons got rich by using the power of the state, and not by serving their customers in a free market.

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Don't Trust the US Government on Missile Defense

StrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2017
The US state is empowered by the idea that it can wage wars at will without the American domestic population facing any risk of retaliation.

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Mexico's Disastrous Drug War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog11/01/2017
Ordinary street gangs could never ascend to the levels of criminality made possible by the US-sponsored drug war in Mexico.

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The March to America's Civil War

U.S. History

11/01/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton gives a revisionist look at the period leading up to the Civil War.

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The Bolshevik Great Experiment: 100 Years Later

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/01/2017
So as we come to this particular grim centennial, we do well to examine the causes and repercussions of the Bolshevik Revolution.

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From Monetary Nationalism to Monetary Imperialism

Money and Banking

11/01/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Hayek’s crucial insight that a fundamental banking reform is a prerequisite for monetary reform aiming at international stability is timely today.

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If American Federalism Were like Swiss Federalism, There Would be 1,300 States

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2017
Swiss political decentralization is far more small and localized than is the case in the United States.

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Can the Feds Prosecute Foreigners if Their Actions Are Legal Where They Are?

Legal SystemU.S. History

This is all about power and the fiction of universal jurisdiction — a fiction the Framers thought they had buried.

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