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When High Taxes Lead to Revolution

Sun-Tzu believed that societies are in deep trouble when wars and other government efforts exhaust the wealth of those who pay the bills. But the lack of revolutions, even in highly-taxed societies points to the possibility that many are willing to tolerate rather high taxation rates.


Understanding Argentina’s Coming Default

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.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Jim Grant: "The Federal Reserve Has So Little Self-Awareness..."
...it un-ironically wonders aloud who's been suppressing volatility and compressing yields. Who could it be who's been doing that? Grant asks. Grant notes there are some investment opportunities in Russia and then says One form of inve ... More »

Christopher Westley: Default, Argentina!
Regarding Nicolás Cachanosky's insightful article this morning on Argentina's coming default, I would just add that it can't come soon enough.  Although one can only imagine what kinds of behind-the-scenes pressure Argentine Pre ... More »

Ryan McMaken: July’s 'The Free Market' Is Here!
The July issue of The Free Market is now available online, with a new essay on money from Joe Salerno and an interview with Randy Holcombe about his new economics textbook. Salerno explores some misconceptions about money and the new “gold standar ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Mises University 2014
The faculty and students of Mises U 2014 (many more photos here and here and here): ... 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 »

Principles of Economics - Pocket Edition

This edition is absolutely gorgeous - handy, economical, and beautifully printed. We've never had an edition of this core work that is so nicely done. In the beginning, there was Menger. It was t... More »

Mystery of Banking, The

Readers of The Mystery of Banking will find that money and banking are, contrary to what the book’s title might suggest, no longer a mystery to them. Textbooks on money and banking are often... More »

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