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Antipathy for the State Is Not Enough

Mises DailyNovember 26, 2014
In this interview, Jeff Deist discusses taxes, his time working for Ron Paul, members of Congress, and how the Austrian movement is attracting more brilliant people than ever.

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A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland

Mises DailyNovember 25, 2014
The Swiss are set to vote on a new initiative requiring the central bank to keep at least 20 percent of its assets in gold." How would such a measure be enacted and how would it affect Switzerland's economy?...

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Diversity in Goals Brings Diversity in Value

Mises DailyNovember 24, 2014
Every person has different goals for himself, which means everyone will value differently the means to attain those ends. No central planner can know these goals and values.

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Stalemate, Crisis, and the Triumph of the Modern State

Mises DailyNovember 24, 2014
One hundred years ago, the combatants of World War One fought themselves to a standstill. The warring regimes than used the opportunity to clamp down on internal dissent and a host of other liberties.

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Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath

Mises DailyNovember 22, 2014
Economists can use their knowledge for both good and evil, and for those in government, such knowledge is often used to deceive and make government programs look less costly than they are.

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State Monopolies Aren’t What They Used to Be

Mises DailyNovember 21, 2014
States wish to gain monopolies and maintain them in all facets of life, while entrepreneurs strive to offer alternatives to the state. It's our job to prevent the state from simply declaring the competition illegal...

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Woodrow Wilson’s Faith in War

Mises DailyNovember 20, 2014
Malcolm D. Magee's new book on Woodrow Wilson examines a much-neglected topic: the role of Wilson's religion in his enthusiasm for war and his goal to “conquer, convert, and change the nations.”...

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The Cultural and Political Consequences of Fiat Money

Mises DailyNovember 20, 2014
Our global system of fiat moneys favors spenders and borrowers over savers. Low- and moderate-income households who wish to save for the future are at the greatest disadvantage, and this has led to profound cultural changes over the past century.

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Global Irrational Exuberance Enters a New Phase

Mises DailyNovember 19, 2014
The present global plague of asset price inflation — with its origins in Federal Reserve quantitative easing policies and featuring much irrational exuberance — is transitioning into a new phase. Some optimistic commentators suggest a benign and painless end to the plague lies ahead,...

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The New Mises.org Is Here!

Mises DailyNovember 18, 2014
The new mises.org is not just a renovation of the old site, but rather a wholly new platform that will serve as the foundation from which we can adopt new innovations in web design, social media, mobile technology, and more.

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