Mises Daily

The Many Ways the State Taxes the Poor

Mises DailyOctober 24, 2014
Contrary to the political myth, poor people do indeed pay taxes, and they pay into a system that robs them of control over how they can spend, save, or invest their own property. In addition, the poor are taxed by a perverse incentive structure that punishes their financial success.

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Public Accommodation and Social Engineering

Mises DailyOctober 24, 2014
Public accommodation laws that prohibit discrimination render property rights moot and create a legal system designed to force agreement with the state's official moral code...

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The Index Card of Allowable Opinion

Mises DailyOctober 23, 2014
Tom Woods explains the "unacceptable" opinions behind freedom and free markets...

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Understanding "Quid Pro Quo"

Mises DailyOctober 23, 2014
The terms "quid pro quo" has been twisted to now include government handouts and state-mandated exchanges, so long as the value of goods trading hands are deemed to be of "equal value." True voluntary exchange, on the other hand, is something quite different...

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World War I in Our Minds: A Historical View

Mises DailyOctober 22, 2014
With 100 years having passed since the start of the First World War, the view of the war among historians and the public has evolved in many ways. Historian Hunt Tooley examines the turning points in how the world sees the Great War.

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David Gordon: The Life and Times of Murray Rothbard

Mises DailyOctober 21, 2014
David Gordon and Jeff Deist discuss Rothbard’s life from an insider’s perspective, his relationship with Mises and the areas where they disagreed, and more...

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The Fed’s New Labor-Market Measure

Mises DailyOctober 21, 2014
The Fed has created a new measure of employment that it says it will use to guide monetary policy. Unfortunately, simply knowing employment trends tells us little about whether or not real wealth is being created in the economy.

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Do We Need a Lender of Last Resort?

Mises DailyOctober 20, 2014
Efficient banks have many options for lenders and credit when banking crises hit. It's the inefficient and insolvent banks that must turn to a central bank. But do we really want central banks that reward insolvency and encourage inefficiency?...

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Leonard Liggio

Leonard Liggio, RIP

Mises DailyOctober 18, 2014
Ralph Raico remembers his friend, Leonard Liggio.

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Reading the Road Map to a Police State

Mises DailyOctober 18, 2014
In this review of Radley Balko's Rise of the Warrior Cop Aaron Tao examines the history of government policing, rights that have been lost, and the symbiotic relationship between the police state and the war on drugs...

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