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Neo-Liberalism: From Laissez-Faire to the Interventionist State

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/12/2017
Neo-Liberalism’s origins and consequences point toward the need for a new agenda: one that recognizes the ideals of the voluntary civil society.

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Can a Modern Central Bank Still Be a "Banker's Bank"?

Swiss WatchMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

The culture of central banking has ventured so far from a culture of restraint that it's unlikely anything but abolition will now fix matters.

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Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters

U.S. History

10/11/2017Books
Only a historian of Rothbard’s immense intellectual energy and knowledge could have written what would become "The Progressive Era."

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Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts Won't Grow the Economy

Blog10/11/2017
The presence of central banks allows governments to cut tax rates without actually cutting effective taxation.

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Just Say No: Reagan Militarizes the War on Drugs

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

10/11/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains several of the consequences of the Reagan Administration's War on Drugs.

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Mises, Rothbard, and Catalonia

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2017
Like Mises, Rothbard does not require a seceding group to be classical liberal in orientation in order to secede.

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How Much Do Central Banks Cost Us?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/11/2017
Anti-gold advocates claim that precious metals are wasteful. This is hardly convincing when we look at the fat budgets and payrolls of central banks.

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Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2017
Even if the Native Americans didn't understand property rights at all, that still wouldn't justify stealing their land, and killing them.

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The Case for Privatizing Oceans and Rivers

StrategyPrivate Property

10/10/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Block and Nelson put forth what a consistent free-market water-rights regime should look like.
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