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Book Review: What Has Government Done To Our Money?

What Has Government Done To Our Money? by Murray N. Rothbard The answer to this question is somewhat obvious.  What has government done to our money?  Screw it up.  And that is precisely the answer gives in this modest book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essays On Political Economy

Essays On Political Economy, by Frèdèric Bastiat This collection of essays contains five of the essays of this well-known and sadly all too shortly-lived French economist who explores the various ways that someone who is essentially proper and conservative can … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality, by Ludwig Von Mises There’s a lot about this book that is dead-on accurate, but this is not the sort of book one writes if one wants to make friends.  In reading a book, especially a bracing … Continue reading

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Book Review: That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen

That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen, by Frèdèric Bastiat As someone who happens to be a fan of Bastiat’s writing [1], I found this book to be deeply interesting.  Perhaps, as someone who has now read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Economic Sophisms

Economic Sophisms, by Frèdèric Bastiat There is a sense of sadness that a reader has about a book like this one.  Let us make no mistake, this is a great book, but it is a great book that exists under … Continue reading

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Book Review: Going Up The River

Going Up The River:  Travels In A Prison Nation, by Joseph T. Hallinan Having read a couple of books by the author before [1], I found it a bit surprising that he had written so much about prisons and that … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Jerry Bowyer’s Essay On The Panic of 33AD

Recently I came across an article by a fellow I do not know named Jerry Bowyer and I thought the article was interesting enough to comment at some length about.  I would like to state at the outset that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars

The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars:  Old Wars And New Wars, by Douglas H. Johnson If you happen to have an interest in Sudan and South Sudan and their seemingly intractable problems [1], this book does a good job … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poverty Of Nations

The Poverty Of Nations:  A Sustainable Solution, by Wayne Grudem & Barry Asmus This book was a lot different than I expected it to be.  Although the fate of nations and their well-being is certainly something that frequently comes to … Continue reading

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You Let Laws Be Your Guide

From time to time I enjoy thinking about somewhat arcane areas like the relationship between politics and economics.  One of the aspects of economics that I find intriguing is that it simultaneously seeks legitimacy as a very scientific social science … Continue reading

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