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A Visit to the Mises Institute

Media and Culture

10/09/2015The Austrian
Our visit was an opportunity to build lasting friendships with fine people and to see at first hand the wonderful work this privately funded organization is doing.

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The Future Is Decentralized

The EntrepreneurFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

10/06/2015The Austrian
In this adaptation of a Q and A session at the Mises Institute, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne discusses the potential for revolutionary change that could come to both markets and states with the spread of new technologies like the block chain.

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Trust Us, We're Superheroes

Media and CultureThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

09/25/2015The Austrian
Marvel Studios just keeps cranking out the superhero movies, and many of them present ambiguous messages about the state. But most of them do seem to stick to a central anti-state message: the government's next superweapon may destroy us...

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By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray

Political Theory

09/24/2015The Austrian
Charles Murray thinks that government has become arbitrary and tyrannical. In doing so, it has betrayed the “Madisonian” heritage of America, which strictly limited the power of the government to interfere with individual liberty...

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Why Government Hates Cash

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

08/24/2015The Austrian
Governments have long hated physical cash because it allows for untraceable purchases. But a bigger problem for governments is the fact that holders of cash can signal a lack of trust in central banks by removing all their cash from the financial system.

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Cass Sunstein and "Libertarian" Paternalism

Big GovernmentThe Police StatePolitical Theory

08/18/2015The Austrian
Law professor and bureaucrat Cass Sunstein makes the case for what he calls "Libertarian Paternalism" in his new book Why Nudge? The problem, David Gordon explains, is that Sunstein's plan assumes rationality and good faith among the government agents who do the "nudging."...

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An International Austrian

Global EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/22/2015The Austrian
In this short interview, Carmen Elena Dorobăț, assistant professor of international business at Coventry University, discusses Austrian economics and her work as a summer Fellow at the Mises Institute.

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Economic Stagnation and the Global Bubble

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/01/2015The Austrian
Despite massive policy stimulus in the United States, the US economy is now growing far more slowly than in past periods of monetary inaction from the central bank. Meanwhile, fragile economic bubbles are being inflated from China to Europe.

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Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics of Better Call Saul!

Media and CultureThe Police State

06/23/2015The Austrian
Better Call Saul , a spinoff of mega-hit Breaking Bad , explores the many ways that government spies on us to control and ruin our lives. In response, many turn to making a living through less-than-honest means because so few options are left to them.

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The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train

Big Government

06/17/2015The Austrian
Washington think tanks are anything but non-political temples to research. They employ out-of-office politicians with fat salaries and provide intellectual cover for the latest big government, anti-trade, and pro-war schemes.

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