Category Archive: 6b) Austrian Economics

Defending Gaza (Part I): Natural-Law Principles Vs. National-Interest Statism

The individual’s natural right to life antedates the state apparatus.Let us not commit the Sin of Abstraction—the sin of escaping into theory, and in so doing, avoiding reality—the reality of Israel’s real sins, real crimes, the crime of all crimes.When Americans reflect on history’s tragedies and travesties, they habitually extol the virtue of Pax Americana, but never the horrors of it. Having shaped the annals of the past, regime historians,...

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Price Discovery Equals Short Sales

Price discovery in commercial real estate, which had been frozen while sellers insisted on prices from the good ol’ ZIRP days, is starting to thaw. Real Estate giant Related Companies has unloaded the property at 321 W. 44th St., New York, New York for less than $50 million, reports Bloomberg. 

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Anti-Liberty Conservatives Want More Theft

American Compass, a think tank promoting a conservatism lacking even a rhetorical commitment to free markets, recently called for Republicans to support tax increases. The organization claims a GOP embrace of higher taxes will enable the uniparty’s left (Democratic) and right (Republican) wings to create a deficit reduction plan balancing tax increase with spending cuts.

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Yolanda Díaz SE RINDE ante el FRACASO de SUMAR… Pero SIGUE COBRANDO DEL ESTADO

Yolanda Díaz dimite como líder de Sumar tras sucesivos fracasos electorales. Te animo a suscribirte a mi canal y te invito a seguirme en mis redes sociales: ☑ Twitter - https://twitter.com/dlacalle ☑ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lacalledanie ☑ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dlacalle ☑ Página web - https://www.dlacalle.com ☑ Mis libros en Amazon - https://www.amazon.es/Daniel-Lacalle/e/B00P2I78OG ¡Un saludo! #YolandaDíaz #Sumar...

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Welfare Outside of the State

An oft cited reason given for the need for the state is that it is the only means through which the poor can access sufficient welfare to relieve them from the harsh realities that can accompany their circumstances. Yet despite the promises made over many decades and the huge sums spent on state welfare programs, it is hardly clear that the needs of the poor have been sufficiently met, especially given the constant outcry for more resources and...

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CK*Persönlich: Dirk Müller trifft Marc Friedrich – Bitcoin: Himmlisch oder aus der tiefsten Hölle?

👉 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐤𝐮𝐫𝐬.𝐜𝐨𝐦: 𝐉𝐞𝐭𝐳𝐭 𝟏 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭 𝐟ü𝐫 𝟏€ 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧 ►► https://bit.ly/Cashkurs_1 Dirk Müller hat sich auf den Weg nach Schorndorf gemacht, um sich ganz persönlich mit Marc Friedrich zu unterhalten. Zu Beginn des Gesprächs dreht es sich natürlich auch um Bitcoin, den Marc Friedrich als ein Geschenk des Himmels sieht, Dirk hieran jedoch bekanntermaßen deutliche Zweifel hegt. Im Weiteren geht es ganz im Sinne von „CK*Persönlich“ wirklich ans Eingemachte, um...

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The Socialist Road to Destruction amid So-Called Good Intentions

When socialist schemes fail, as they inevitably do, our attention is immediately drawn away from the destruction they cause to the “good intentions” behind the schemes. They meant well. Their good intentions override their disastrous results. One reason why good intentions are important to both sides of the political divide is that good intentions play well to voters. A good example of this is the national debt crisis in the United States. The...

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Employment Flatlines for Eleventh Month as Biden Claims Historic Job Gains

According to a new report from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, the US economy added 272,000 jobs during May while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent. As has been repeatedly the case over the past year, the latest monthly job-growth number was described as a “blowout” or “hot” number by major media outlets like CNN. As is typical in the good-news-is-bad-news view on Wall Street, the Dow fell on Friday...

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BATACAZO DE LA IZQUIERDA Y GRAN AVANCE DE LA DERECHA EN LAS ELECCIONES EUROPEAS

Batacazo de la izquierda en las elecciones europeas y fuerte avance de la derecha. ¿Qué implicaciones tiene todo esto para la Unión Europea? Te animo a suscribirte a mi canal y te invito a seguirme en mis redes sociales: ☑ Twitter - https://twitter.com/dlacalle ☑ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lacalledanie ☑ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dlacalle ☑ Página web - https://www.dlacalle.com ☑ Mis libros en Amazon -...

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What Causes Stagflation?

In the late 1960s Edmund Phelps and Milton Friedman challenged the popular view that there can be a sustainable trade-off between inflation and unemployment. In fact, over time, according to PF, loose central bank policies set the platform for lower economic growth and a higher rate of inflation, or stagflation.PF’s Explanation of StagflationStarting from a situation of equality between the current and the expected rate of inflation, the central...

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Bureaucracy: The Red Tape that Prevents Economic Growth

Javier Milei’s chainsaw policy has been without a doubt one of the most interesting and important topics of discussion in world politics. Argentina has taken important measures since Milei assumed the presidency to revert the tragic economic situation that the country was facing. Perhaps one of the most important measures is the adjustments and cuts in the state, the colloquially called “chainsaw policy.”Two months after Milei assumed the...

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¡OTRO GRAN ENGAÑO! de Sánchez y Díaz con el PARO de Mayo

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Socialism’s Very Quiet Revolution

In his 1949 book The Road Ahead: America’s Creeping Revolution, John T. Flynn warns about the “great tides of thought and appetite that run unseen deeply below the surface of society.” These unseen tides are political waves that shape the law and institutional policy, but because they are unseen, there is no widespread awareness of the danger they pose.

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The Achilles Heel of the Fiat Money System

The fiat money system will not disappear just like that. Any expectations or hopes to that end should be tempered. Yes, the fiat money system could collapse; yet there is a significant likelihood it will persist longer than most people might think.

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Robert Reich’s Second Myth

Robert Reich’s second myth is “Government Obstructs the Free Market.” (See my response to his first myth here.) He says that what we call the “free market” can only exist with a government enforcing rules about property, monopoly, contracts, and bankruptcy.

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Oil Prices Show Weakening Demand, but Not Because of Electric Cars

The latest OPEC meeting conclusions show that the global economy is not as strong as headlines suggest and that industries all over the world are struggling to recover. Indeed, many manufacturing PMIs (purchasing managers’ indexes) continue to signal contraction.Oil prices have weakened in recent weeks despite the war in Gaza and rising geopolitical risk.

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¡ESCÁNDALO TRAS ESCÁNDALO! Los trapos sucios del presidente Sánchez salen a la luz.

Los casos de corrupción rodean a Sánchez. Utiliza la "tinta de calamar" para ocultar los presuntos delitos de su esposa y hermano. Te animo a suscribirte a mi canal y te invito a seguirme en mis redes sociales: ☑ Twitter - https://twitter.com/dlacalle ☑ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lacalledanie ☑ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dlacalle ☑ Página web - https://www.dlacalle.com ☑ Mis libros en Amazon -...

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The Unsustainable AI-Driven Lending Boom

For lending, as in all things, necessity is the mother of invention. No matter the rate, lenders want to lend and borrowers want to borrow, with both sides tending to overdo it. The Wall Street Journal reports that the newest collateral thing is the AI chip.

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Hunter Biden Would Not Be Prosecuted in a Free Society

How ironic that the son of a Democrat president of the United States is having to pay the price for living in a paternalistic state that his own father ardently supports. Hunter Biden is currently on trial in a U.S. District Court for federal gun-control violations. Waiting in the wings is another federal prosecution for income-tax violations.

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Is the Dollar the Global Reserve Currency Because There Is No Better Alternative?

What is the Mises Institute? The Mises Institute is a non-profit organization that exists to promote teaching and research in the Austrian School of economics, individual freedom, honest history, and international peace, in the tradition of Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard. 

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