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Are Harsh Sentencing Laws Driving Up Homicide Rates?

Audio/VideoFebruary 8, 2016
The United States is notable for incarcerating a very large portion of its population compared to other countries. Surprisingly, this may increase homicide rates and lead to enclaves of ex-cons which would help explain why so many homicide victims have criminal records, writes Justin Murray.

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How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Audio/VideoFebruary 8, 2016
New technologies, such as the blockchain technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin , may in the future facilitate the convenient use of precious metals as money once again, writes Thorsten Polleit .

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Seven Changes Needed in Baltimore and Ferguson Right Now

Audio/VideoMay 28, 2015
Communities like Baltimore and Ferguson have been crippled by government regulations and the American nanny state. Now is the time to allow local residents to break free of government wage controls, government schooling, and government prohibitions, writes Mark Thornton . This audio Mises Daily is...

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Will the Fed Let Innovation Work Its Magic?

Audio/VideoMay 4, 2015
In recent decades, the tech sector has brought us newer and better goods and ever-dropping prices. In an unhampered market, the same would happen across the entire economy. But, the Fed won't allow this to happen, writes Edin Mujagic . This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale...

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Self-Interest Is Not Selfishness

Audio/VideoApril 29, 2015
When Mother Teresa used her Nobel Prize money to fund services for the poor, she was exhibiting "self-interest," but not selfishness. Like virtually everyone else, she used her property to achieve an end she valued, but which benefited others as well, writes Gary Galles . This audio Mises...

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What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation

Audio/VideoApril 22, 2015
When it comes to romantic relationships, people ruthlessly discriminate and make an endless number of subjective judgments. Most agree that it is absurd to regulate these relationships while not realizing that the same is true of all business relationships as well, writes Julian Adorney . This...

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Why Is the Fed Punishing My Parents?

Audio/VideoApril 22, 2015
Thanks to the central bank, those who worked hard and "played by the rules" all their lives now face an uncertain future as inflation chips away at their savings and threatens their financial stability, writes Shawn Ritenour . This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale...

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Brazil: Victim of Vulgar Keynesianism

Audio/VideoApril 10, 2015
Brazil's government has long been devoted to the idea that more government spending will create more economic prosperity. For a time, it seemed to work, but now reality and disillusionment have set in, writes Antony Mueller . This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale...

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The "Natural Interest Rate" Is Always Positive and Cannot Be Negative

Audio/VideoApril 9, 2015
We're now in the world of negative interest rates, and Mises’s insights about human action are the key to understanding the implications of this, and in understanding the impossibility of a negative “natural” or “originary” interest rate, writes Thorsten Polleit ...

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Judge Napolitano on Self-Ownership and 'National Defense

Audio/VideoApril 9, 2015
Natural rights are fundamentally different from goods and services. Judge Napolitano explains in his new book how the acquisition of a mere service — security — cannot be based on the destruction of rights, which cannot be traded away, writes David Gordon . This audio Mises Daily is...

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