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Austrian Capital Theory and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

If the apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are so smart, why are they hunter-gatherers? Aren’t they smart enough to think of agriculture? They’re probably smart enough, but Austrian capital theory explains why creating a more technologically-advanced society is easier said than done.


The Failure of Fixed Rates

The only thing worse than floating fiat currencies is fixed exchange rates based on fiat money.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Mark Thornton on 'Butler on Business' This Week
Mark Thornton discusses recent economic indicators with Alan Butler. ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Mark Thornton Talks About His Article "How the Drug War Drives Child Migrants to the US Border"
From Natural News Radio: Guest Mark Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. We'll talk [Mp3 file] about his article, How the Drug War Drives Child Migrants to the US Border We'll also discuss the current economi ... More »

Ryan McMaken: The Fed and the “Salvador Dali Effect”
Mises Daily Tuesday by Dante Bayona: The Fed and the Treasury are betting on the fact that the dollar will remain the world’s reserve currency forever, and that the US can inflate without consequences indefinitely. The international victims of the ... More »

Ryan McMaken: New Twitter Account for 'Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics'
You'll receive general updates about new issues of QJAE at our usual Twitter account @Mises, but you can also follow the Twitter account for QJAE that is administered by Assistant Editor Timothy Terrell if you're interested in a separate stre ... 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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