Mises U: "A Week Unlike Any Other"


Zachary Yost explains why Mises U is a program unlike any other. 

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Venezuela, Awash in Money but Short of Cash, Turns to Barter

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog49 min ago

In 2006, Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez declared:

There is a market that can be reactivated through barter and not through currency. Let us break that curse [of capitalism].

Well, twelve years later barter is indeed replacing currency transactions...

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Is Further Intervention a Cure for Prior Intervention?


07/18/2018Mises Daily Articles
When anything goes wrong, from a train wreck to a change in stock market prices, the craven crowds always clamor for just one more law.

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy


The poor are certainly poor compared the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 4: Henry Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

After a bloody day of fighting, the tide begins to turn for the Confederates.

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How A Central Bank Caused One of History's Biggest Cons

World History


Perhaps no lesson from history better illustrates the dangers of credit expansion-fuelled business cycles than the story of the imaginary country of Poyais.

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The Fantasy Behind Marx's Historical Materialism

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/17/2018Mises Daily Articles
There is nowhere Marx is fuzzier or shakier than in the concept of historical materialism, the key to the inevitable dialectic of history.

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Brexit: May’s Way Is Not The Only Way

Global Economy


The UK's economy is stronger than the EU and never collapsed as a result of the Brexit vote — as was predicted — but the UK is oddly acting like it needs the EU. 

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Who is Ludwig von Mises?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Guido Hülsmann highlights the life and work of Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973), arguably the greatest economist of all time.

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