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Was Mises a Cynic?

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange


Mises maintained that humans act out of self interest. But that doesn't mean others can't benefit from those actions, regardless of intent.

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Gun-Control Advocates — Check Your Privilege

Media and CultureValue and Exchange


If you can afford to live in a nice neighborhood with a responsive police force, the cost to you of gun control is much lower than for others.

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Equality: Childless Woman Demands Maternity Leave

U.S. EconomyValue and Exchange


Not realizing that women with children earn less than childless women, this woman thinks women with children need to check their privilege.

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Everyone Wants Profits — Including "Non-Profit" Groups

The EntrepreneurPraxeologySubjectivismValue and Exchange


Every human action is undertaken in the hope of gaining at least some psychic profit. Profit need not be measured in dollars.

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Westley Seeks to Support the "Productive Class"

Taxes and SpendingValue and Exchange


Christopher Westley is blunt about his organization's mission. "I want it to support the productive class of society."

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Overtime Regulations Disproportionately Harm Young People and Startups

InterventionismPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange


The ability to work long hours is one of the few advantages young people have in the work place.

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The Art of Advertising

Media and CultureValue and Exchange


It is a widespread fallacy that skillful advertising can talk the consumers into buying everything that the advertiser wants them to buy.

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The Poverty of GDP

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

The choice between various ways of ‘measuring’ economic variations (and gauging their causes from these measurements) is arbitrary from an economic point of view, and becomes a largely political endeavor.

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Customer Service, Government Style: Huge Wait Times for TSA "Security"

BiographiesTaxes and SpendingValue and Exchange


The taxpayers will complain a little, but they'll be sure to re-elect most of the politicians who gave us this status quo.

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Why Socialism Will Always Fail

Calculation and KnowledgeProduction TheoryValue and Exchange


The paradox of "planning" is that it cannot plan, because of the absence of economic calculation.

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