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Subsidies, Market Prices, and the 2014 Farm Bill

2014’s new US Farm Bill eliminates many direct subsidies to farmers, while replacing them with subsidized insurance programs. This will lead to higher costs for taxpayers and distorted markets in the future.


Economic Isolationism in The Walking Dead

In a potentially hostile environment how do we decide if we should trade with strangers? Time preference and the division of labor have a lot to say.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Kirchener to Investors: "You're Meanies for Lending Me Money"
Well, she didn't actually say that, but she might as well have. Her position is that the investors who loaned her regime money are now terrorists for wanting to be repaid, noting, in a speech at the United Nations, that terrorists are also those ... More »

Peter G. Klein: Greenspan on Gold (again)
Alan Greenspan once vigorously defended the gold standard, before taking command of the world's largest printing press. Now back in civilian life, and lacking any opportunity to put his professed principles into action, Alan is again friendl ... More »

Ryan McMaken: The September Issue of The Free Market is Now Online!
The September issue of The Free Market, the Mises Institute's monthly,  is now online! September’s issue features a new book review from David Gordon, and on the 100th anniversary of World War I, Hunt Tooley reflects on modern views ... More »

Ryan McMaken: War is Good for the Economy: Defense Stocks Soar
Well, war is good for certain sectors of the economy. For example: weapons manufacturing. Taxpayers and holders of US dollars won't fare quite as well. Writes Bloomberg: <blockqu ... More »

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Choice in Currency

A path-breaking essay by Hayek, newly in print in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Affairs, this piece first appeared in 1976, during an inflationary bout in the U.S.. Hayek saw that it was ... More »

Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

Need a short monograph on Austrian business cycle theory? This is the one to get. Murray Rothbard was the master of reducing complicated theories to their very essence while retaining theoretical rig... More »

Human Action, The Scholar's Edition

This is the Scholar&#39;s Edition: accept no substitute. You will treasure this volume. The Scholar&#39;s Edition is the original, unaltered treatise (originally published in 1949) that shaped a gene... More »

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