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ESPN and the Bursting of the Sports Bubble

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2017
ESPN is losing 10,000 customers per day, and this means big trouble for all of the sports entities that depend upon the big payouts that ESPN provides.

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Is Ken Lay Really a Criminal?

Corporate WelfareLegal SystemMedia and Culture

06/19/2006Mises Daily Articles
Lay and Skilling are hardly alone. The difference is that they are going to prison. This was not a case of executives looting their company and then hiding those assets in offshore bank accounts and absconding with their ill-gotten gains. Instead, it was a case of executives who believed their own...

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Katrina and the Never-Ending Scandal of State Management

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentFree MarketsHealthMedia and Culture

09/13/2005Mises Daily Articles
The Gulf Coast was hit with two disasters: Katrina and government. At every level and in every way, writes William Anderson, it made everything worse.

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End of Another Progressive-Era Relic

Global EconomyMedia and CultureU.S. Economy

10/07/2004Mises Daily Articles
Historians are fond of saying that the Progressive Era ended at the end of World War I, writes William Anderson.

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Wealthy Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

03/06/2004Mises Daily Articles
In one of its news dispatches following the trial, CNN declared that the Martha Stewart case was part of the government's "crackdown on corporate corruption." This is ridiculous, write William Anderson and Candice Jackson. Stewart was not a "corrupt" executive, nor did she...

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The Myth of Media Watchdogs

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

10/27/2003Mises Daily Articles
As any reporter knows, U.S. attorneys on a regular basis illegally leak information to the press, which dutifully reports it as the unvarnished truth. By empowering the prosecution, the press is not protecting individuals but rather is creating an atmosphere in which government employees can...

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Smoking and Property Rights

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and CulturePrivate Property

06/03/2003Mises Daily Articles
No restaurant or bar owner can force anyone to work or eat at his or her establishment, so at best, the state is "rescuing" people from their own free choices, which means that the political authorities—and the activists cheering them on—are in effect also coercing those...

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The Boycott Mania

Free MarketsMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

04/22/2003Mises Daily Articles
Boycotters do not wish to target only business firms; they also are trying to influence the political process by directing political campaigns against people and causes that the pressure groups want to marginalize. William Anderson is fed up.

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A Case for Private Eyes

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyProduction Theory

11/04/2002Mises Daily Articles
Don't leave the job of criminal investigation to the politicized state...

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Two Cheers for the 2002 Nobel Laureates

Media and CultureAustrian Economics Overview

10/10/2002Mises Daily Articles
The Nobel Committee has selected Vernon Smith for its economics prize. Smith was strongly influenced by Ludwig von Mises' treatise, Human Action , and for that Austrians can be grateful. Furthermore, Smith's research has demonstrated time and again that the Austrians are correct regarding...

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