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Understanding Argentina’s Coming Default

Argentina’s government is on the verge of default yet again. How could this happen three times in thirty years? Well, the Argentine government has a habit of spending without restraint and then trying to cheat its creditors. But this time, it's run into a problem.


The “Entrepreneurial” State is Anything But

With the failure of central planning, many economists see government as an entrepreneurial institution that fosters efficiency and economic growth.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Will the State Save Us From Ebola?
The Drudge Report and other media outlets have  done their best to create a panic over the spread of Ebola in western Africa. It's a safe bet that, if it hasn't happened already, some devoted interventionists will point to disease epidem ... More »

Randall Holcombe: The War on Poverty and the War on Drugs
As an apparently war-minded people, Americans (or at least, our American political leaders) have been comfortable framing parts of the domestic policy agenda as wars for decades. Two of the most prominent have been the War on Poverty and the War on D ... More »

Peter G. Klein: Re: Mises University
David, I liked this Facebook post from another student, on opening night: I had the opportunity to listen to a very insightful discussion between an Israeli journalist and a Muslim business owner. They were discussing the challenges of extremists in ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Video: Joseph Salerno Explains Gold Standards: True and False
Archived from the live broadcast, this Mises University lecture was presented at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014. ... 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 »

Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought - MP3 CD

This is one of Rothbard’s most important scholarly works. In the first volume, Rothbard traces the history of economics from the ancient Greeks to Adam Smith; and in the second volume, he discusses Br... More »

Conceived in Liberty - MP3 CD

There's never been a better time to remember the revolutionary and even libertarian roots of the American founding, and there's no better guide to what this means in the narrative of the Colon... More »

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