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How Big Is Government in the United States?

BlogMarch 26, 2015

How big is government in the United States? The answer depends on the concept used to define its size.

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Money Emergence in Video Game Worlds

BlogMarch 25, 2015

One great thing about innovation in gaming is that the more complex and realistic games get, the more they begin to mirror real-world economic principles.

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Klein: Payday Loans Are a Market Response to Government Regulation

BlogMarch 24, 2015

Peter Klein explains: "Indeed, it is previous government regulation in the consumer finance industry that has, in part, led to the rapid growth of the very payday lending practices so reviled by critics."...

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Join Us in the NYC Area

BlogMarch 24, 2015

Register here for our upcoming Mises Circle in Stamford, Connecticut, on Thursday, May 7....

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Skewing the 'Food Insecurity' Numbers

BlogMarch 24, 2015

Federal surveys that measure "food insecurity" are so hopelessly skewed, as to be useless. ...

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Does a Growing Economy Require an Expanding Money Supply?

BlogMarch 24, 2015

Money's main job is simply to fulfill the role of the medium of exchange. Money doesn't sustain or fund real economic activity. The means of sustenance are provided by saved real goods and services....

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Selgin Rides Again

BlogMarch 23, 2015

Like a good guy in an old Western determined to put things aright, George Selgin has once again arrived on the scene shooting from the hip--and displaying remarkably  bad aim. 

There are a number of substantive issues to criticize in Selgin's typically...

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Joseph Salerno Appointed to Mises Institute’s New Peterson-Luddy Chair in Austrian Economics

BlogMarch 23, 2015

Professor Joseph Salerno, Academic Vice President at the Mises Institute, was installed to the new Peterson-Luddy Chair in Austrian Economics on March 13, 2015 at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference....

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Guido Hülsmann Talks Financial Repression

BlogMarch 23, 2015

"Financial Repression is the name we give to all the different government interventions in which governments seek to improve their own bargaining position with financial markets."...

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The Man Behind Singapore's Transition to Economic Powerhouse, Lee Kuan Yew, Dead at 91

BlogMarch 23, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew , who led the successful effort to turn Singapore into a economic and financial powerhouse, died Monday at age 91. ...

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