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The Stupidity of the American Healthcare Consumer?

Health

08/05/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Keith Smith offers insights into the chasm that exists between the way healthcare policy makers conceive of medical practice and how ordinary patients actually seek the best possible healthcare value.
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The Myth of Political Inaction on Gun Control

08/05/2019Power & Market

Beyond the issue of guns itself, there is another basic fallacy whenever there is a discussion over political solutions to a particular problem — a narrow focus on federal action.

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The Failure of Global Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

08/05/2019The Austrian
Despite the manifest failure of the liberal hegemony program, its neoconservative advocates have retained their influence. They are rarely called to account for their mistakes, but continue to be treated as if they are experts.
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Price Stability Is Overrated

Blog08/05/2019

Contrary to popular thinking, we do not need  the central bank to stabilize prices in order to promote economic prosperity. The central bank can neither know the "correct" level at which to stabilize prices, nor can it know the right way to do it.

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Nation and State Are Two Different Things

Political Theory

Blog08/05/2019

On a recent mountain-climbing trip to Russia, it became very clear how nation and state are two very different ideas. Most everyone I encountered was proud of his nation. Few had much good to stay about their states.

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The Misesian Vision

Austrian Economics Overview

08/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
The problem is that the capacity to imagine freedom is being eroded in our society and culture. The less freedom we have, the less people are able to imagine what freedom feels like, and therefore the less they are willing to fight for its restoration.
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The Coming Regime of the ECB: Radical Centrism

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

In Christine Lagarde and Philip Lane, the EU has two new central bankers who will push the limits of what central banks can do.

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Media Focus on Mass Shootings Shows Disconnect from Actual Crime Trends

Legal System

Blog08/03/2019

Most Americans say crime has gotten worse over the past decade. They're wrong. Moreover, the focus on mass shootings appears misplaced when mass-shooting deaths make up less than one percent of all homicide deaths.

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