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Where Did Money Come From?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

10/09/2014Audio/Video
When all you can do is exchange one good for another, life will be inconvenient when nobody has what you really want. Enter money. You exchange your good for money. That money can now be exchanged for what you desired. These indirect exchanges satisfy everyone. That's the power of money.
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Warfare, Welfare, and the State

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

10/09/2014Audio/Video
This lecture by Robert Higgs was presented at the 2012 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama. Includes an introduction my Mark Thornton.
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What Has Government Done to Our Money? Panel Discussion

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

10/08/2014Audio/Video
Some of the questions asked of the panel were: What is the connection between the Fed and the current crisis?, What is the business cycle?, Does IP qualify as socialization? and, Is the housing bubble worldwide?
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What is Economic Growth?

InterventionismValue and Exchange

10/08/2014Audio/Video
In this Mises View, which is an excerpt from a recent seminar lecture, Mark Thornton explains how our standards of living improve through real economic growth. Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute.
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What the Feds and Bernie Madoff Have in Common

Financial MarketsCapital and Interest Theory

10/07/2014Audio/Video
Not unlike governments, ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff used his victims' money to exhibit his "generosity" through charitable giving projects, writes Brandon Dutcher. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.
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Why Historical Revisionism Matters

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

09/23/2014Audio/Video
Historical revisionism is the process of unmasking government excuses for war and war-making, writes Ralph Raico. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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Why Faster Is Sometimes Better, But Not Always

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest Theory

08/05/2014Audio/Video
Booms and busts are brewing in the real economy, but computers that can quickly solve math problems won’t tell you much about how business cycles work, writes Jonathan Newman. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.
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World War One and the End of the Bourgeois Century

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

08/05/2014Audio/Video
The First World War began one hundred years ago, and it was a total disaster for Europe. The war destroyed not only the bodies and capital of millions of human beings, but it also destroyed the ideology and economy of the peaceful and prosperous century that had come before, writes Ryan McMaken...
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When State-Subsidized Industries Attack

Big GovernmentFiscal TheoryInterventionismProduction Theory

08/04/2014Audio/Video
The corn, sugar, and ethanol industries in the US are all part of a complex system of government subsidies and other favors, writes Dave Albin. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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When High Taxes Lead to Revolution

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/31/2014Audio/Video
The lack of revolutions, even in highly-taxed societies points to the possibility that many are willing to tolerate rather high taxation rates, writes Peter St. Onge. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.
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