Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Chronicle: Economic Sanctions Are An Act of War

My column in this week’s Chronicle, on Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s position on sanctions on Iran. Edit: Sorry, forgot to post the link. Here it is.  Tweet

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Are Trade Sanctions Ever Worth It: Part III

In tonight’s post, I’d like to focus on the role that trade sanctions played in the U.S. involvement in WWII. In so doing, I’m going to probably hew more closely to the historical rather than the analytical, but I will … Continue reading

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Are Trade Sanctions Ever Worth It: Part II

In researching American sanctions against Japan prior to World War II, I was taken by John Denson’s essay “Roosevelt and the First Shot: A Study of Deceit and Deception” all the way back to the First World War. Denson argues … Continue reading

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Are Trade Sanctions Ever Worth It: Part I

I’m thinking that, over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to another “series” of posts like I did for my discussion of the FDIC last week. This time, however, the topic is going to be the … Continue reading

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The Chronicle: The Voting Fetish

My column in today’s Chronicle.  Tweet

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Stephan Kinsella Elaborates on Ayn Rand and IP

In a post I wrote a week ago, I criticized Ayn Rand for depicting state recall of patents as an injury to the property rights of the patent holder. At the time, I suggested that this was indicative of Rand’s … Continue reading

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From a Mises Circle meeting in Manhattan this past September:   Tweet

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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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At the end of yesterday’s post on the topic of the FDIC, I promised to spend tonight’s post dealing with the consequences of deposit insurance and federal reserve banking. I got an e-mail today, however, dealing with the post I …

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As I mentioned yesterday, a friend of mine e-mailed me this week with questions concerning the Austrian position on the FDIC and deposit insurance in general. Now, to be clear, I am no economist, and I study the Austrian School …

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