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American Tariffs and Wars From the Revolution to the Depression

American revolutionaries revolted in part over high tariffs, but the new American state immediately began raising tariffs after the revolution, and tariffs have played an important role in American wars, imperialism, and crony capitalism ever since.


When Money Dies: Germany and Paper Money After 1910

It wasn't just the Treaty of Versailles that eventually led to hyperinflation, but an all-too-common policy of turning to inflationary monetary policy.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Prepare for the Global Corporate State of Facebook?
In the dystopian movie Rollerball, all the world is ruled by one giant corporate state controlling access to all transport, luxury, housing, communication, and food on a global basis. Thanks to popular media and the errors of neoclassical economic ... More »

Carmen Elena Dorobăț: Paper, Gold, and the Middle of the Road
Once in a while, the gold standard makes a comeback in the public eye. Most recently it’s happened in connection to Steve Forbes’ book, Switzerland’s referendum, and the approaching mid-term elections in the US. Each time it’s a pleasant surprise, an ... More »

Mark Thornton: Bank of Japan: Trick or Treat?
The Bank of Japan announced an unexpected major increase in its Quantitative Easing policy increasing its purchases from 50 to 80 trillion Yen sending US stock markets to all time highs and Japanese markets to multi-year highs. Some people made a bun ... More »

William Anderson: Business Week Tries to Resurrect the Corpse of John Maynard Keynes
Just when the current discussion on economics by public intellectuals like Paul Krugman hits bottom, Business Week decides to dig the hole even deeper by lionizing John Maynard Keynes. Keynes, according to BW, had the theories that can fix the curren ... More »

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Place of Economics in Learning, The

We’ve put into print a single chapter from Human Action, “The Place of Economics in Learning.” We picked it because it provides an excellent overview of the Misesian worldview concerning economics... More »

Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society? Butler Shaffer is a distinguished libertarian legal theorist who has for many years taught at... 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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