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The tireless Ron Paul . . . Still fighting for peace, the retired congressman calls out the one great obstacle to it: Big Government. Brexit is on . . . so what now? Alasdair Macleod of Mises updates us on the Brexit status in the U.K. and shows us what Germany is thinking (spoiler: they’re […]

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The infrastructure boondoggle . . . Always assumed and never questioned: that gov’t “investment” in roads and bridges is a win for the economy. Ryan McMaken of Mises doesn’t assume it, and he’s asking a lot of questions. Going global . . . Brian Domitrovic of Learn Liberty traces America’s economic history from WWII to […]

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Is it a luxury bubble? . . . or sustained long-term growth? Mark Thornton of Mises has an opinion (and some data to back it up). US Econ History #6 . . . Brian Domitrovic explains the effects of heavy government intervention during the Progressive and New Deal eras. Interesting note: the 1920’s, the decade […]

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Our debt . . . household debt, that is, has just surpassed even levels during our run-up to 2008. That’s an all-time high, folks. Ryan McMaken of Mises breaks it down for us. The Gilded Age . . . Brian Domitrovic looks back at our high-water mark for economic growth – the 1870s and 1880s. […]

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Our new great migration . . . Not an east to west movement this time, but one across tax brackets. The losers? Those states with the high taxes, of course: California and New York. Free speech?. . . It’s not that Left and Right disagree on its meaning; it’s that they disagree on its necessity. […]