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Why Marx Loved Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/08/2019

One of the easiest ways of asserting control over the private sector is to manage the money supply with a central bank. Naturally, Marx was rather fond of the idea.

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What Real Social Justice Looks Like

Blog02/08/2019

Handing control over people's lives to politicians does not somehow make an economic system any more fair or equitable. All it does is make the exercise of power more arbitrary.

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If Climate Change Is Killing Us, Why Is Life Expectancy Increasing?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

02/08/2019Audio/Video
If climate change effects aren't enough to put a noticeable dent in life expectancy, then why is climate change talked about as an apocalypse?
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"Progressive" Attacks on Capitalism Were Key to Hitler's Success

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

02/07/2019Mises Daily Articles
Mises wrote this essay in 1940 from Geneva, where he lived after Nazis forced him out of Austria and his apartment was ransacked by German troops.
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1877: When America Was In No Hurry to Pay the Military

Blog02/07/2019

The US military received no pay at all between June and November of 1877. This wasn't the only time funding was cut off, and it reflected a (now forgotten) historical distrust of the military in Congress and in America overall.

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15. David Gornoski on Biblical Mercy, Scapegoats, and the State as Vehicle of Human Sacrifice

BiographiesMedia and Culture

02/07/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and David Gornoski discuss state violence and some healthy alternatives to a violence-based society.
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The Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

02/07/2019Audio/Video
Many people on the left regard economics as neither a science nor a principled field of study. For them, economics is just a pseudo-science invented as corporate propaganda, and people who push "free-market economics" do so because they are either evil or brainwashed by corporate masters.
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Trump's Absurd Claim that Americans Are Free from Government Coercion

Blog02/07/2019

Tuesday night, Donald Trump claimed that Americans have always been free and "will stay free" of "government coercion." The U.S. regime's many victims would probably beg to differ.

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