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Austrian Capital Theory and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

If the apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are so smart, why are they hunter-gatherers? Aren’t they smart enough to think of agriculture? They’re probably smart enough, but Austrian capital theory explains why creating a more technologically-advanced society is easier said than done.


The Failure of Fixed Rates

The only thing worse than floating fiat currencies is fixed exchange rates based on fiat money.


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Ryan McMaken: Mises Institutes of the World
Forbes today profiles several Mises Institutes around the world, and features longtime friend of Mises USA,  Helio Beltrão, who is also the founder of Mises Brazil. One of the most important contributions made by other Mises Institutes is t ... More »

Jeff Deist: Happy Birthday Dr. Ron Paul!
Today's is Ron Paul's 79th birthday. I've had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Paul for several years, and he is one of the most thoroughly decent, thoughtful, and humane men one could ever hope to meet. And by the way, Ron is exceedingly ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Austrian Capital Theory and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Mises Daily Wednesday by Mark Tovey: If the apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are so smart, why are they hunter-gatherers? Aren’t they smart enough to think of agriculture? They’re probably smart enough, but Austrian capital theory ... 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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