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The Future of Government is Smaller

Decentralization and SecessionEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property


In a truly free society, the scope of government easily can be reduced to a much smaller domain than even many friends of freedom often think.

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The Scam That Is Urban "Land Use" Planning

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Government planners admit they don't know how consumers actually want to use city land. But that doesn't stop them from regulating every lot in town.

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How Sound Economics Birthed the Video-Game Era

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Technological know-how is not enough to make a high-tech endeavor successful.

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Like Returning Gifts? Thank the Market

EntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition

For Austrians, competition entails not only vigorous price cutting, but intense competition in terms of product quality, return policies, and more.

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Why Profit Is So Important

EntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange

Profit has nothing to do with exploitation. It is about the most efficient use of real funding or real savings.

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Entrepreneurship: Kirzner vs. Mises

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Mises conceives of the entrepreneur as the uncertainty-bearer. For Kirzner, entrepreneurship becomes reduced to the quality of alertness.

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Cradles of Capitalism: the City-States of Greece and Italy

Swiss WatchWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Ancient and Renaissance city-states were some of the greatest incubators of economic and entrepreneurial activity.

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Why Was Ancient China so Good at War, and so Bad at Commerce?

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

By providing rewards for bureaucrats and punishments for merchants, many rulers destroyed interest in entrepreneurship and innovation outside the state.

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Week in Review: August 12, 2017

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

As the war drums with North Korea get ever louder, it’s appropriate that this week was the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan.

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