Mises Daily

The Neo-Mercantilist Hysteria Over US Trade Deficits

Mises DailyJuly 17, 2014
Keynesians are fond of overstating both the magnitude of the trade deficit and its alleged negative effects.

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Daily July 16 2014

Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser

Mises DailyJuly 16, 2014
Stiglitz wants to revitalize industrial policy through greater government intervention to favor certain technologies over others.

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Employer-Provided Health Care Is Not a Religious Issue

Mises DailyJuly 15, 2014
The fact that opponents of private property rights have managed to frame the debate over health-care mandates as some sort of religious issue is one of the great public relations coups of our time. Note below, for example, the top of a full page ad in the New York Times taken out by a group called...

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How the Drug War Drives Child Migrants to the US Border

Mises DailyJuly 14, 2014
An increasing percentage of migrants to the US-Mexican border are from Central American countries. It is not merely a coincidence that these same areas have been devastated by the American war on drugs, which has destroyed economies and increased crime in much of the region.

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Rockwell on the State, the Military, and Propaganda

Mises DailyJuly 12, 2014
War is the health of the state, and thanks to a population enamored of military institutions, states are able to tax and spend with ease.

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Thomas Piketty and Mises’s ‘The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality’

Mises DailyJuly 11, 2014
In his short book The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality , Ludwig von Mises explains why Piketty's new anti-capitalist tome is popular among a certain class of people...

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Jean-Baptiste Say: An Underrated Revolutionary

Mises DailyJuly 10, 2014
Say’s insights continue to challenge interventionist economists to this day. Everl Schoorl’s new biography sheds new light on Say’s life and works...

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The Jeffersonian Secessionist Tradition

Mises DailyJuly 9, 2014
Thomas DiLorenzo explores the once-widespread belief, both North and South, that the American states were part of a voluntary union.

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Congress, Extortion, and Unfunded Mandates

Mises DailyJuly 8, 2014
James Bennett discusses his new book on federal mandates with the Mises Institute.

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What Is the Rate of Return on the Louisiana Purchase?

Mises DailyJuly 7, 2014
The true benefits of the Louisiana and Alaska Purchases are less clear than their value to pro-government propaganda.

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