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You Can’t Run an Economy with Spreadsheets

Some politicians still seem to be under the impression that an economy can be successfully planned with computers and technicians as long as the right data is entered into spreadsheets. Mises and Hayek proved this idea wrong many decades ago.


Six Myths About Money and Inflation

Politicians and the mainstream media have faith in the central banks to manipulate and manage the global economy. Unfortunately, things are not so easy.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Video: Panel Discussion on Fractional Reserve Banking
Scholarly discussion about fractional reserve free banking between proponents of free banking and advocates for 100% reserve banking. from the 2013 Summer Austrian Seminar sponsored by Mises Institute Poland. Hosted by Mateusz Machaj From L to ... More »

Randall Holcombe: Imposing Costs on Russia: How About a Food Embargo?
President Obama has threatened to impose costs on Russia for their intervention in Ukraine, but so far, his involvement has been high on rhetoric but low on action. Here’s a proposal that ought to hit Russia where it hurts: impose a food embargo on t ... More »

Ryan McMaken: New Translations of 'Mises Daily' Articles
One from Mises Poland: Hodowcy bydła a imperium na amerykańskim Zachodzie (orig: Ranchers and Empire in the American West) And four new ones from Mises Hispano: Los datos son claros: Los mercados libres reducen la pobreza by DW Mac ... More »

Ryan McMaken: VIDEO: Austrian Economics versus Mainstream Economics
Presented at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 June 2011. ... More »

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The Law

How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions which, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in j... More »

Lessons for the Young Economist

This is the textbook Lessons for the Young Economist. We are beyond mere excitement about Lessons for the Young Economist. It is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader&m... More »

Quotable Mises, The

Ludwig von Mises was the greatest economist of the twentieth century, but often readers are reluctant to tackle his major works. They fear that they will be unable to follow that abstract and relentle... More »

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