Mises Daily

Defending Kim Kardashian

Mises DailyJanuary 9, 2012
Unlike the government, Kardashian forces no one to purchase her products or services.

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The Problem of Economic Calculation

Mises DailyJanuary 9, 2012
Marxist writers had begun to deal more closely with the problems of regulation within socialism. But they still cautiously avoided the crucial question.

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What Is a Scientific Theory?

Mises DailyJanuary 6, 2012
Absolute certainty in science can only be acquired by discovering propositions about the world that can be known to be true a priori.

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The Greatest Economic Charity

Mises DailyJanuary 6, 2012
Mises's main renown is as an economist. Yet to me he is a charitable person even more than an economist.

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Joseph Stiglitz's Market-Failure Myth

Mises DailyJanuary 5, 2012
With Stiglitz's mainstream neoclassical research, truth is only what can be measured and then fit into mathematical models...

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The Justice of Economic Efficiency

Mises DailyJanuary 5, 2012
In the following I present an a priori justification for the thesis that those means recommended by political economy are indeed efficient means for just ends.

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Why Do Languages Die?

Mises DailyJanuary 4, 2012
The very existence of a modern nation-state, and the ideology it encompasses, is antithetical to linguistic diversity.

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The President Goes to War

Mises DailyJanuary 4, 2012
Of course the president, like everyone, frequently protests his desire for peace. Everyone does this. And I think we may assume he is quite sincere about it.

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Gloom, Doom, and Optimism

Mises DailyJanuary 3, 2012
The fact that optimists are so pessimistic about the economy should cause you to take notice and ask if maybe there is something to all this gloom and doom.

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The Austrian Theory of Money

Mises DailyJanuary 3, 2012
Mises's fundamental accomplishment was to take the theory of marginal utility and apply it to the demand for and the value, or the price, of money...

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