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The Great Chinese Inflation

Inflation Undermined Popular Support Against Communism

JULY 05, 2010 by RICHARD EBELING

What Can Friends of Freedom Learn from the Socialists?

Socialists Changed People's Minds One Individual at a Time

JULY 01, 2010 by RICHARD EBELING

The Current Economic Crisis and the Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Causes the Boom-and-Bust Cycle

JUNE 01, 2008 by RICHARD EBELING

Freedom and the Right of Self-Determination

Self-Ownership Lies at the Core of Any Free Society

MAY 01, 2008 by RICHARD EBELING

The German Economic Miracle and the "Social Market Economy"

There is No Third Option between Government Control and Free Markets

APRIL 01, 2008 by RICHARD EBELING

A Department of Homeland Happiness Security? Only if We Want to Be Unhappy!

New Happiness Economics Would Undermine the Free Market

MARCH 01, 2008 by RICHARD EBELING

The Free Market versus the Interventionist State

The Interventionist State Is Based on Coercion and Violence, Not Human Liberty

JANUARY 01, 2008 by RICHARD EBELING

The Soviet Chamber of Horrors: Reminders on the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution

Twentieth-Century Socialism Is a Story of Crushing Tyranny and 64 Million Deaths

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING

The American Spirit of Enterprise

Unending Growth of the Interventionist Welfare State Threatens America's Greatness

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING
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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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