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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 CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

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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Why the Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2019

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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Crony Capitalism in Scientific Research

02/07/2019Power & Market

The government pays for it, but then a German publisher or a university likely owns it.

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The "Homo Economicus" Straw Man

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

02/06/2019Audio/Video
To understand the marketplace, it is not necessary to believe in the existence of a selfish, profit-maximizing human.
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On Appeasing Envy

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

02/06/2019Mises Daily Articles
The envious are not satisfied with equality; they secretly yearn for superiority and revenge.
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