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Reparations vs. Property Rights

World History

Blog09/05/2018

When opposing modern schemes for "reparations," libertarians are taking a moral position defending property rights — they're not just deferring to the status quo.

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The Poets of the Great War — And the True Cost of War

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/30/2018

The abandonment of liberal reason to warlike frenzy was felt deeply by the poets of the First World War.

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Immigration Roundtable: Ludwig von Mises

ImmigrationWorld History

Blog08/28/2018

This is the first article in a series focusing on immigration. We begin with the perspectives of Ludwig von Mises. 

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Nazis Were Not Marxists, but They Were Socialists

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/28/2018

Mises showed that the distinctions between Marxist and "Anti-Marxist" socialists are on the surface. Economically, they are united.

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Is the Cause of Freedom Still Making Progress?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2018

Gerard Casey paints a promising but realistic picture of what individualists of all stripes are up against.

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The Pundits Still Don’t Understand Venezuela

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/25/2018

The rot that Hugo Chávez spread throughout Venezuela had been put into place decades earlier by the creation of a seemingly benign welfare state.

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The Fallacies of German Socialism in War and Peace

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/21/2018

The German use of wartime central planning paved the way for full-blown socialism.

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Liberalism and "Classical Liberalism" — An Unfortunate Evolution

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/16/2018

"Liberalism" has always been the proper name of the ideology of freedom and free markets. But almost from the beginning, illiberal theorists claimed the name for themselves.

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Why Scandinavia Isn't Exceptional

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/15/2018

“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”

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The Deep State's Long Enmity Toward Iranians

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/11/2018

The US deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953. 

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