Tag Archives: Murray Rothbard

Is Majority Rule at Stake?

In a recent New York Times editorial, Thomas Friedman expressed his concern over the current government shutdown and what it means for the United States: What is at stake in this government shutdown forced by a radical Tea Party minority … Continue reading

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Although progress has since stalled, I’ve started reading Gary Gorton’s Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don’t See Them Coming. So far, I’ve found Gorton’s arguments on the “information sensitivity” of collateral (something that Jonathan Finegold over at the Economic Thought blog …

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Airline Re-Regulation

The New York Times is up in arms over the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, and is (surprise, surprise) calling on the government to step in and regulate the prices and/or routes that the resultant conglomerate can implement.  … Continue reading

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p5rn7vb The New York Times is hosting a “room for debate” series aimed at discovering why it is that drug dealers and low income earners have taken to using Tide laundry detergent as a means of exchange.  Their answers, which …

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Tonight’s post will not actually deal with the FDIC directly, but rather with a specific historical problem related to banking in the United States (and elsewhere). That problem is known as the “suspension of specie payments,” and is seen in …

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Honduras Sells Out: Three Cities to be Privately Run

I have woken up this morning to very interesting news. According to this Financial Times article, Honduras, which has the “highest murder rate in the world, an impoverished population, and political instability,” has decided to sell three of its cities to … Continue reading

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I began this post after a few conversations I recently had with friends and family over the issue of job creation. Initially intended to run as a single post, it grew far too long for anyone really to read and, …

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Murray Rothbard and the Secession Solution

In flipping through Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State on the plane last night, I came across a passage that I have read before but clearly forgot to include in my Mises Daily article, “The Secession Solution.”   For if someone contends … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, I don’t have time now to write extensively on this, but Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz ran an editorial in the Wall Street Journal today crying monopoly at Google’s 82% market share. Read the editorial here. I think this piece …

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Mises, Hayek and Rothbard in JP&S

Danny Sanchez over at the Mises Institute’s Circle Bastiat blog finds Rothbard in the summer 2012 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (online and available for download in .pdf format here). The piece is short (only two … Continue reading

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