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Blaming That Cold Weather Culprit

The Fed and it’s friends blamed cold weather for much of the year’s lackluster economic growth. But cold weather does not explain the economic slowdown because cold weather does not stop economic activity, it merely shifts it to other activities and products.


A Lesson in Economic Analysis from the Minimum Wage Debate

Supporters of government interventions like minimum wages. Careful analysis reveals another story, however.


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Ryan McMaken: A Lesson in Economic Analysis from the Minimum Wage Debate
Mises Daily Tuesday by Ken Zahringer: Supporters of government interventions like minimum wages often pretend the economy is far less complex than it really is, and then conjure up a statistic as evidence of success. Careful analysis reveals anoth ... More »

Christopher Westley: How the Private Sector Might Colonize the Red Planet
Der Spiegel reports on the Mars One project to colonize Mars with funding coming from an expected $6 billion in broadcasting rights in what would be a sort of interplanetary Truman Show.  Over 700 people are competing for four slots to make the ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Why Isn’t Monetary Pumping Helping the Economy?
Mises Daily Monday by Frank Shostak: The longer central banks world wide persist with their loose monetary policies the greater the risk of severely damaging the wealth-generating process is. This in turn raises the likelihood of a prolonged stagn ... More »

Mark Thornton: Trouble at Jackson Hole
Central bankers and their economists had their annual retreat to Jackson Hole Wyoming this past week. Given all of their self-proclaimed success in curing the economic crisis with their Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) and Quantitative Easing (QE ... 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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