Mises Daily

Opportunity and the Entrepreneur

Mises DailyNovember 25, 2011
The discovery and (potential) exploitation of opportunities is proposed as the unit of analysis for entrepreneurship research.

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Thanksgiving and Marginal Utility

Mises DailyNovember 24, 2011
Why is it that men become less thankful as their blessings increase? Marginal-utility theory helps us understand.

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Some Considerations on Economic Laws

Mises DailyNovember 24, 2011
These idealists reveal themselves as believers in force and the efficacy of police measures to curb the egoism of individuals.

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The "Great Leaders" Were Mass Murderers

Mises DailyNovember 23, 2011
Historians, journalists, pundits, and especially politicians tend to admire leaders in proportion to the number of people killed during their administrations.

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A Case for Free-Market Bank Regulation

Mises DailyNovember 23, 2011
Banks couldn't collude on behalf of debit-card fees, even if they so wanted, because they're more interested in retaining current customers and attracting new ones from institutions that assess unpopular charges...

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Government and Progress

Mises DailyNovember 23, 2011
In the acts of government, a singleness of conduct is attempted that by its very nature defies the law of variation — the requisite of progress.

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In Defense of the Market's Worst Producers

Mises DailyNovember 22, 2011
Were we really the victims of greedy capitalist exploitation and profit seeking?

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Steve Jobs Was No Innovator — He Was Better

Mises DailyNovember 22, 2011
While not necessarily an innovator, Steve Jobs personifies something far more powerful in a free society — the entrepreneur. An "entrepreneur" is one who "organizes an enterprise through risk and initiative." He accomplished this feat in spades.

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Can the Underground Economy Save Europe?

Mises DailyNovember 21, 2011
As the old saying goes, the more expensive you are to fire, the more expensive you are to hire. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the European continent.

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Can a Jobs Campaign Create Real Jobs?

Mises DailyNovember 21, 2011
In a voluntary society, both parties benefit from any exchange, or it wouldn't have happened in the first place. We only want the most profitable businesses to be operational, because we will benefit the most from the best and cheapest goods...

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