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Labor Unions Are Anti-Labor

Many Americans, perhaps a substantial majority, still believe that labor unions are fundamental to the well-being of workers. In fact, labor unions work to prevent increases in the productivity of workers, which is ultimately the only way to increase real wages.


Gold, Silver, and the Future of the Dollar

In this interview, Mark Thornton discusses how both gold and silver and can be part of a return to sound money.


Mises Economics Blog

Mises Updates: Video: Robert Murphy on Energy Policy
Archived from the live broadcast, this Mises University lecture was presented at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2014. ... More »

Ryan McMaken: WSJ: "What Really Drove the Children North"
On July 14, Mark Thornton's Mises Daily article explored how Drug War violence in Central America was a major factor in creating the child refugee crisis on the southern US border. On July 20, The Wall Street Journal published What Really Drove t ... More »

Mises Updates: Tom Woods on the Four Things the State Is Not
Archived from the live broadcast, this Mises University lecture was presented at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2014. ... More »

Jeff Deist: Update on Toshio Murata, student of Mises in 1959-60
Toshio Murata was a student of Mises in New York, and translated Human Action into Japanese. He is almost single-handedly responsible for creating an Austrian/Misesian movement in Japan. Marc Abela of Mises Japan sends us this update, along w ... More »

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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 »

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