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The Fed’s New Labor-Market Measure

The Fed has created a new measure of employment that it says it will use to guide monetary policy. Unfortunately, simply knowing employment trends tells us little about whether or not real wealth is being created in the economy.


David Gordon: The Life and Times of Murray Rothbard

David Gordon and Jeff Deist discuss Rothbard’s life from an insider’s perspective, his relationship with Mises and the areas where they disagreed, and more.


Mises Economics Blog

Mark Thornton: Obama Care Update
I have previously reported about a friend of mine and her experience with Obama Care. Earlier this year her catastrophic health insurance was canceled as insufficient under Obama Care regulations. Her monthly premiums would have increased by several ... More »

Mark Thornton: Making Money by Making Money
It was reported today that Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen earns over $200,000 as head of the world’s biggest central bank. Amazingly, there are at least 113 employees at the Fed's Washington DC headquarters that earns more than she does! ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Attaining Economic Freedom w/ Mises Institute Senior Fellow Mark Thornton
In this interview, Mark Thornton covers some basics about the Austrian School and the current economic situation. ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Four Reasons the Bernanke-Yellen Asset-Price Inflation May Be Nearing Its End
Mises Daily Friday by Joseph Salerno: Once interest rates begin to rise — and rise they must, whether as a result of Fed policy or not — the end of the asset price inflation will be at hand. The result will be another financial crisis and accompan ... More »

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Origins of Money, The

Written in the same year that he testified before the Currency Commission in Austria-Hungary, and published in English in 1892, Carl Menger explains that it is not government edicts that create money ... More »

Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar, The

Rothbard shows how money must originate from a commodity. In an ideal system, a dollar would be a unit of weight, and paper money would operate strictly as warehouse receipts for the stock of the mo... More »

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 »

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