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Join Us in 2015!

BlogDecember 18, 2014

Mark Thornton encourages you to join the Mises Institute.

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Nullification Works: Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

BlogDecember 17, 2014

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy....

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US National Debt Crosses $18 Trillion

BlogDecember 17, 2014

US National Debt now exceeds $18 Trillion with no end in sight. Will we see national default on the debt or hyperinflation?

The image to the left was the national debt just about 2008!

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Mises Daily Tuesday: New Austrian Scholars and the Future

BlogDecember 16, 2014

Mises Daily Tuesday by Matt McCaffrey: "The Mises fellowship has been the single most important influence in my development as a scholar," writes Matt McCaffrey....

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Mises Daily Tuesday: Should Economics Emulate Natural Sciences?

BlogDecember 16, 2014

Mises Daily Tuesday by Frank Shostak:

The laws of physics can never be absolutely established. For some other law may prove more elegant or capable of explaining a wider range of facts. Hypotheses must be constantly tested. Economics is not like this....

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Bob Murphy and the Case for Private Defense

BlogDecember 16, 2014

Since neither Left nor Right have a serious answer to police malfeasance, we asked the inimitable Bob Murphy to join us and make sense of how private defense agencies might work in an anarcho-capitalist society....

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Next to Repatriate Gold: Belgium and Austria?

BlogDecember 16, 2014

In Europe so far; Germany has been repatriating gold since 2012 from the US and France, The Netherlands has repatriated 122.5 tonnes a few weeks ago from the US, soon after Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National party of France, penned an open letter to Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank...

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Canadian Housing Bubble: Small Signs?

BlogDecember 16, 2014

Are Rising Subprime Mortgages a Small Sign of Big Things to Come?

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Mises Daily Monday: James Grant Explains "The Forgotten Depression"

BlogDecember 15, 2014

Mises Daily Monday: James Grant Explains "The Forgotten Depression"....

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Deregulation 101

BlogDecember 14, 2014

Matthew Feeney writes on the Cato Institute blog about taxi deregulation. As expected, Feeney comes out in favor of deregulation, but also—which should perhaps be equally expected—manages to completely undermine the case for the market....

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