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Mainstream Economists Whitewashed the Evils of Communism

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/10/2017
There’s no excuse for any sentient being – especially an economist – to have praised the decrepit communist economic model by the 1980's.

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The Gold Standard Did Not Cause the Great Depression

U.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

11/09/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
What makes this book unique is Sumner's use of financial data and press accounts on the precise zigs-and-zags of the economy during the 1930s.

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Is There Any Way Out of the ECB's Trap?

Blog11/09/2017
Mario Draghi knows that maintaining "stimulus" is highly risky — he also knows the alternative could make the eurozone deck of cards collapse.

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There's No Such Thing as an "American" Homicide Rate

Legal SystemStrategy

Blog11/09/2017
When we look at rates on a state-by-state basis, homicide rates vary from 1.3 per 100,000 in New Hampshire to 11.8 per 100,000 in Louisiana.

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How Central Banks Widen Wealth and Income Gaps

Blog11/09/2017
Over time, central-bank policies that favor the wealthy lead to income gaps that grow even larger.

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UK's National Health Service Moves to Cut Healthcare for Smokers and the Obese

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2017
To cut government expenses, the NHS has declared that smokers and the obese will be limited in the healthcare procedures they're allowed to receive.

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Taxation Is Robbery

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

11/08/2017Mises Daily Articles
It took centuries to end the idea that taxes kept the privileged class in comfort and financed their wars. But now we're told taxes = civilization.

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California Gold and Clay's Compromise

U.S. History

11/08/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton on the Gold Rush, westward expansion, and the Compromise of 1850.

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Disaster in Red: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Russian Socialist Revolution

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/08/2017
We are still fighting the battle between the ideologies of freedom and individualism versus political planning and collectivism today.

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Unions Want Freedom of Association — But Only for Themselves

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog11/08/2017
If workers have freedom of association, they also need the right to refuse to associate with unions, if they wish.

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