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How to Start Reforming the Federal Reserve Right Now

All too many of the reforms being proposed for the central bank are just more of the same central planning. Real reform of the Fed begins with setting interest rates free, the abolition of deposit insurance, and ending the Fed’s position as lender of last resort.

A Brief History of Progressivism

“Progressives” throughout history repeatedly show a fondness for social engineering and state control.

Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Live Streaming, Weds. at Mises U: Morning Lectures
Wedesday, July 23 (Central Daylight Time) 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.—The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle | Garrison 10:15-11:15 a.m.—Everyday Logic of Economics. Gordon 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.—Contemporary Challenges to Austrian Economics | ... More »

Ryan McMaken: What's Next for Obamacare in the Courts?
Jacob Huebert, author of Libertarianism Today, summarizes the current situation: Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions about the future of ObamaCare on Tuesday. In one, the Halbig v. Burwell decision, the U.S. Court of ... More »

John P. Cochran: Prohibition Not Appetite is the Problem
Don Boudreaux  at Café Hayek highlighted yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article by Mary Anastasia O'Grady where she asks “What Really Drove the Children North”? Her answer, “Our appetite for drugs caused the violence that made life unb ... More »

Ryan McMaken: A Brief History of Progressivism
Mises Daily Tuesday by Andrew Syrios From prohibition to eugenics to nativism and to Marxism, “progressives” throughout history have repeatedly shown a great fondness for endless social engineering and state control of pretty much anything and eve ... More »

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Bastiat Collection Pocket Edition

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Collectivist Economic Planning

In 1920, Ludwig von Mises dropped a bombshell on the European economic world with his article called "Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth." It argued that socialism was impo... More »


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