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(Don Boudreaux) TweetI’m starting here at Cafe Hayek a new series titled “Who Says Capitalism Doesn’t Work?” (I almost titled it: “Who Says Ordinary Americans Aren’t Amazingly Prosperous?”) The series will feature goods, services, events, and experiences that only a people magnificently rich can afford. Here’s my...

In 2008, I wrote a book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. I warned, based on my study of closing democracies in 20th century history, that America needed to beware of a slide toward totalitarianism. I warned that would-be tyrants, whether...

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What makes somebody “essential?” Governmental and societal responses to Covid-19 have revolved around classifying certain types of human behavior and individuals themselves as “essential” or “nonessential.” But what is the meaning of this distinction?  Essential to whom? Essential to what end? Who has the ability to...

The Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Yousif Almoayyed. Recorded at the Mises Institute on March 19, 2021. Includes an introduction by Peter G. Klein. The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, bringing together leading scholars doing research in...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet…is from page xiv of University of Notre Dame philosopher James Otteson’s excellent and hot-off-the-Cambridge-University-Press book, Seven Deadly Economic Sins (2021): But one of the primary intellectual virtues is to know the limits of one’s knowledge, and to proportion one’s beliefs (and the strength of...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetDavid Henderson relates his encounter with a homo avoidcovidous. James Jeffrey argues that the tyranny that is engulfing Great Britain is more like that envisioned by Aldous Huxley than by George Orwell. Here’s his opening: Having the jackboot of George Orwell’s 1984 stamping on one’s...