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The Taylor Rule Won’t Save Us

There is no one Taylor Rule, but several, depending on how one interprets the government's measurements of the economy. Taylor's rule also fails to address the fundamental problem of coordinating the actions of many diverse individuals in an economy, so it cannot protect us from malinvestment and bubbles.


Andy Duncan Explains The Charade of Independence for UKIP and Scotland

In this transcript of his Mises Weekends interview with Jeff Deist, Andy Duncan handicaps the upcoming secession vote in Scotland and discusses the state of free-market thinking in the UK.


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David Howden: The Strike to End All Strikes
The teachers' strike in British Columbia, Canada, is over... almost. On Thursday, 40,000 public school teachers in the province will vote on whether to accept the proposed contract. Neither side got everything it wants, and the main headline is t ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Thornton: 'US-Russia political tensions will speed up demise of dollar'
Mark Thornton interviewed on PressTV: “The political tensions between the United States and Russia has increased or speeded up the process of which nations are doing business between countries instead of dollars and doing it with their local curre ... More »

Matt McCaffrey: Do Incentives Really Matter?
The phrase “incentives matter” is ubiquitous in economics, from undergraduate teaching to economic policy debates. The mantra is especially popular in the growing literature targeted at the general public, which I’ve criticized before for its undue f ... More »

Jeff Deist: Mises on Secession
In light of the upcoming Scottish independence referendum, some quotes by Mises are appropriate. Too bad the Scots' idea of independence is Salmond and the EU, not Wallace and Bruce. No people and no part of a people shall be held against it ... More »

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Toward a Libertarian Society

Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the pre... More »

Economics of Prohibition, The

It is conventional wisdom that alcohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton. ... More »

What Has Government Done to Our Money?

When this gem first appeared in 1963, it took the form of a small paperback designed for mass distribution. We've conjured up that spirit again with this special edition of Rothbard's primer... More »

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