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Why Was Ancient China so Good at War, and so Bad at Commerce?

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog22 hours ago
By providing rewards for bureaucrats and punishments for merchants, many rulers destroyed interest in entrepreneurship and innovation outside the state.

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World War I and the Triumph of Illiberal Ideology

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/14/2017
Mises warned that war is the outcome of abandoning economic freedom, which is inextricably tied to the spirit of liberalism and its philosophy of peace.

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Week in Review: August 12, 2017

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog08/11/2017
As the war drums with North Korea get ever louder, it’s appropriate that this week was the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan.

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The End of the Nation-State

World History

Blog08/10/2017
The problem is that government is based on coercion, and it is, at a minimum, suboptimal to base a social structure on institutionalized coercion.

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Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/09/2017
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila.

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Tyrants of the Mind and the New Collectivism

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/08/2017
The ideology of “political correctness” is strangling the principle and practice of freedom of speech.

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How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/07/2017
An efficient criminal justice system is based on the idea of restitution. The modern system of using prisons as punishment turns this idea on its head.

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Can Switzerland Survive Today's Assault on Cash and Sound Money?

Swiss WatchWorld History

The Swiss love of privacy and sound economics has endured for centuries. But global trends continue to chip away at these venerable traditions.

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Can the UK's Jacob Rees-Mogg Put the Conservatives Back on Track?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/01/2017
After a months of retreating on Brexit, and a botched election, the British Conservatives need a hard-line position on free trade and de-regulation.

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The Ancient Incas and the Collectivist State

SocialismWorld History

Blog07/12/2017
“The Inca state seems to have been one of the fullest incarnations of socialist ideals in human history.”

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