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Time Preference and Long-Term US Interest Rates

Long-term interest rates are going down, but many Fed observers, relying on expectations theory, wrongly think they should be going up. If we understand Mises and time preference, however, we can see the true trend much more clearly.


Why Historical Revisionism Matters

Historical revisionism is the process of unmasking government excuses for war and war-making.


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Ryan McMaken: White House: No Estimate on Costs of War on ISIS
Jason Ditz writes at Antiwar.com: The Obama Administration is seeking to avoid any discussion of the massive costs of the new war on ISIS, with the White House pointedly refusing to provide any estimates on what the war has cost so far, or ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Time Preference and Long-Term US Interest Rates
Mises Daily Tuesday by Frank Shostak: Long-term interest rates are going down, but many Fed observers, relying on expectations theory, wrongly think they should be going up. If we understand Mises and time preference, however, we can see the true ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Why Historical Revisionism Matters
Mises Daily Tuesday by Ralph Raico: Historical revisionism is the process of unmasking government excuses for war and war-making. ... More »

Ryan McMaken: 'Austrian economics is the indispensable anchor of the liberty movement'
Says Tom Woods in this podcast.  ... 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 »

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. Th... More »

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