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The Capitalist Revolution

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog02/01/2019

Under capitalism, the common man was no longer a drudge who had to be satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the tables of the rich.

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In Canada, There Is No Defense Against Eminent Domain

World History

Blog02/01/2019

The right to property was not included in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. And it shows.

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Anthony de Jasay, RIP

World History

Blog01/28/2019

Anthony de Jasay, an important  free market  economist and political philosopher passed away on January 23.

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The Interwar Years: Ludwig von Mises as Economic Adviser

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/23/2019

As a government economist for Austria following WWI, Mises fought a losing battle against reckless policies of inflation and government spending.

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Why Taiwan Grew Rich While the Mainland Starved

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog01/23/2019

Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.

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Venezuela's Economic Collapse Was Enabled by its Central Bank

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog01/22/2019

The Venezuelan central bank helped the regime destroy the middle class's wealth for many years.

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The Decline of the Scholar and the Decline of Academia

World History

Blog01/21/2019

The academic scholar, along with the great teacher, is vanishing from the universities and being replaced by one-dimensional specialists.

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France's Crisis Is the Latest In a Long History of Conflict over France's Un-Free Markets

SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/17/2019

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.

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We Don't Need Neoliberalism — We Already Have Liberalism

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog01/07/2019

Neoliberalism is a not a free-market or libertarian ideology. It's really just a throwback to the mercantilism of old, in which government-sponsored monopolies push their agendas on everyone else.

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Soviet Dissidents and the Weaponization of Psychiatry

SocialismWorld History

Blog12/14/2018

Sadly, the practice of branding political opponents as “insane” is not confined to the now-defunct Soviet state.

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