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Should Government Stabilize the Price Level?

Money and BankingPrices


Below, Rothbard explains that one reason given in support of a government-regulated monetary system is that it would allow for imposed stability of prices.   Rothbard explains why “stabilization” in prices is a misguided program. He wrote this in...

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International Conference of Prices & Markets Coming Soon

Financial MarketsPrices


Reflective of the growing international participation at the Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference, the event will be rebranded as the International Conference of Prices & Markets in concert with the Mises...

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The Ethanol Industry: An Engine of Economic Destruction

InterventionismPricesProduction Theory


In his recent Mises Daily, Dave Albin admirably elucidates the tangle of unseen, long-run consequences that has resulted from uncoordinated government subsidies to the sugar, corn and ethanol industries.  


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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences 2007

PricesProduction Theory


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2007 jointly to Leonid Hurwicz, University of Minnesota, Eric S. Maskin,...

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The New York Times Management: Not as Smart as You

Media and CulturePrices


So the Times has stopped charging for most of its web content. The reason? "Many more readers started coming to...

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Prices are up! Or Down! Depending...



The CPI release this month features its usual aggregation and concludes that prices are rising 5% per annum. But take a look at specifics. If your main thing is driving around and burning fossil fuels, your compounded annual rate of price...

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Gouging you and me

Legal SystemInterventionismPrices


In May, the House of Representatives passed a bill that could lead to fines as high as $3 million per day for gasoline price gouging, which it defined as charging a price that "grossly exceeds the average price offered for sale by that person during the 30 days prior" or "grossly exceeds the...

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Is the Stock Market Rising?

Financial MarketsPrices


I rather like this chart from the New York Times showing the value of the S&P 500 Index in the dollar, three foreign currencies, gold, houses, oil and corn....

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