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Thomas Piketty’s Improbable Data

Mises DailyMay 2, 2014
Thomas Piketty’s theoretical case is weak, but his supporters say, “look at all this data. The data, however, is often iffy at best and outlandish at worst...

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Markets Are About Much More Than Material Goods

Mises DailyMay 1, 2014
The affluence of free markets makes it possible to pursue goals few of us would have the means to pursue otherwise.

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Differences Don’t Necessarily Equal Discrimination

Mises DailyApril 30, 2014
To blame every income discrepancy on dTo blame every income discrepancy on discrimination leads to very odd conclusions.iscrimination leads to very odd conclusions.

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Europe and Deflation Paranoia

Mises DailyApril 29, 2014
The European Central Bank is deeply concerned about deflation. And deflation paranoia is a convenient way to justify propping up southern Europe.

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Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Capital

Mises DailyApril 26, 2014
Thomas Piketty has written a popular economics book and serves up the same short-sighted, destructive policies.

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The Big, Bad Market: A French Psychosis?

Mises DailyApril 25, 2014
There’s austerity in France, but it’s only austerity for the people while the state feasts on ever-increasing taxes...

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Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison

Mises DailyApril 24, 2014
Recent research has shown that the United States government functions to benefit wealthy interests while ignoring the average citizen.

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Killing the Maximum-Wage Myth

Mises DailyApril 23, 2014
It’s unclear how Congress is qualified to set the “correct” wage for business owners and executives...

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With Government Roads, the Customer Is Always Wrong

Mises DailyApril 22, 2014
The state has no motivation to accommodate users’ needs, but to crack down on anyone who does not conform to its timeworn model of road usage...

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The Logical Progression of "Public Accomodation"

Mises DailyApril 21, 2014
One implication of a positive right to service from a business is the derivative positive right to quality service.

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