When Government Shuts Down

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

The lesson of a government shutdown is that the world doesn't fall apart when Uncle Sam takes the day off.

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Do Taxpayers Want to Pay For Those Shut Down Government Services?

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

8 hours agoMises Daily Articles
In addition to kicking the can down the deficit road year after year, the federal government employs a variety of tools to mask the true cost of government.

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Economics Is Like Birdwatching — You Have to Know What to Look For

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/20/2018
Using economics is akin to birdwat­ching, except for the fact that few untrained birdwatch­ers presume they have enough expertise to “educate” others.

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Ryan McMaken: Are We Getting Poorer?

U.S. Economy

01/19/2018Audio/Video
Ryan McMaken and Jeff Deist discuss what makes people rich, and how economists should measure wealth.

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Hazlitt's Reflections at 70

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

01/19/2018Mises Daily Articles
Individuals in the minority can't afford to be just as good as those in the majority. If we hope to convert the majority we have to be much better.

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How Sound Economics Birthed the Video-Game Era

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Blog01/19/2018
Technological know-how is not enough to make a high-tech endeavor successful.

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A Sideways Skyscraper Curse?

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog01/19/2018
Project Neon is the largest public works project in Nevada history.

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