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How Much Is Obama's War on ISIS Going to Cost?

Mises DailyOctober 14, 2014
How much is Obama's war on ISIS Going to Cost you? You don't want to know...

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Rothbard on Self-Defense and War

Mises DailyOctober 14, 2014
Contrary to the claims of many advocates for expanding the already-huge war apparatus of the United States, Libertarians in general — and Murray Rothbard in particular — are not pacifists, but reject the killing of innocents and other unjustified forms of military aggression...

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Can Austrian Theory Help Financial Prediction?

Mises DailyOctober 11, 2014
Data alone doesn't tell you the whole story, which is a core proposition of the Austrian approach. Instead, you need to start with good theory that tells you which data you need and where to look next...

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How Saving Grows the Economy

Mises DailyOctober 10, 2014
Dan Sanchez examines Irwin Schiff's timeless comic book on how savings, innovation, and risk are the building blocks of productivity, progress, and wealth...

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Murray N. Rothbard: The Man and His Work

Mises DailyOctober 9, 2014
Lew Rockwell and Tom Woods discuss Muray Rothbard, his life, writings, students, and career.

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Left and Right Agree: War Is Popular

Mises DailyOctober 9, 2014
The occasional eruptions of anti-war positions from conservatives and progressives are more a function of what political party controls the White House than of any principled ideological stance. Don't expect sustained opposition to war to come from either side...

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The Problem With Steve Forbes’s New Gold Standard

Mises DailyOctober 9, 2014
In their new book Money , Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames write with insight about the dangers of inflation and easy money, but ultimately, they fail to follow through on their analysis and instead make peace with monetary expansionism.

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The Politics of "Free" Trade Agreements

Mises DailyOctober 7, 2014
Anyone reading modern day trade agreements would not be surprised to discover that they focus less and less on reducing import duties, and more on developing national industries, promoting exports, and ensuring domestic policy space.

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What the Feds and Bernie Madoff Have in Common

Mises DailyOctober 7, 2014
Not unlike governments, ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff used his victims' money to exhibit his "generosity" through charitable giving projects...

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Against the State: An Interview with Lew Rockwell

Mises DailyOctober 2, 2014
John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute talks with Lew Rockwell about his new book, the state, war, police, and education.

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