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You Didn’t Consent to Be the State’s Victim

Mises DailyJune 14, 2014
Defenders of government coercion often claim that residence within a state’s boundaries imply consent to be taxed and regulated by the state in question. While one can expect to be robbed by the state regardless of where one lives, this is not the same as consenting to be robbed...

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Why Foreign Politicians Hate Your Freedom

Mises DailyJune 13, 2014
Governments don’t like it when neighboring countries offer freedoms not available at home. The presence of a more-free jurisdiction right across the border can lead to out-migration and local demands for similar freedoms in the home territory. So states seek to punish, annex, or persecute...

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How Smugglers Made America

Mises DailyJune 12, 2014
Smuggling in America has been around since colonial days and will continue into the foreseeable future. It has played a very prominent role, rather than a subsidiary one, through our history. Indeed it has often played a pivotal role in important events and episodes in American history.

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The European Central Bank’s House of Cards

Mises DailyJune 11, 2014
The European Central Bank’s recent move to negative interest rates is a sign that the ECB is hitting the panic button...

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Unemployment and A Tale of Two Financial Crises

Mises DailyJune 10, 2014
Politicians won’t admit that quantitative easing and fiscal stimulus have unquestionably failed to produce a rapid recovery over the past five years...

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What Henry Hazlitt Can Teach Us About Inflation in 2014

Mises DailyJune 9, 2014
In 1946, as now, the government held up the threat of deflation to justify a policy of ultra-low interest rates.

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Higgs, Hoppe, and the Cycle of the State

Mises DailyJune 7, 2014
The vastly greater productivity of a relatively-free populace makes for greater per capita tax revenue.

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The Fed Won’t Let the Economy Heal

Mises DailyJune 6, 2014
To prevent future economic pain, what is required is the closure of all the Fed’s means of creating money out of “thin air.”...

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There is No Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment

Mises DailyJune 5, 2014
Even mainstream empirical data shows that the Phillips Curve is wrong and that inflation does not cure unemployment.

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Central Planning Fails

Mises DailyJune 4, 2014
This article is also available as an Audio Mises Daily Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Joe Salerno explains several ways in which government intervention in our economy is leading to destruction.

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