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What Causes Moral Hazard?

Big GovernmentInterventionism

09/06/2018The Free Market
It is not co-ownership per se that causes moral hazards. They are caused by the uninvited and unwanted co-ownership that springs from interventionism.
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The Lesson of Soviet Medicine

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

08/31/2018The Free Market
In 1918, the Soviet Union became the first country to promise universal “cradle-to-grave” healthcare coverage, to be accomplished through the complete socialization of medicine. The disastrous results speak for themselves.
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Nonsense on Deflation

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

08/11/2018The Free Market
That deflation is always and everywhere a bad thing is now an almost universal article of faith among mainstream economists and financial commentators.
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Menger the Revolutionary

History of the Austrian School of Economics

07/23/2018The Free Market
While Menger shared his contemporaries’ preference for abstract reasoning, he was primarily interested in explaining the real-world actions of real people.
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Social Darwinism and the Free Market

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/21/2018The Free Market
The markets are not a struggle between rich and poor, strong and weak. On the contrary, they help humans work together to benefit everyone.
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The Founding Fathers: Smugglers, Tax Evaders, and Traitors

U.S. History

07/04/2018The Free Market
Rarely does the media mention some important facts about the "Founding Fathers": that they were lawbreakers and "criminals" according to British law.
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A Summer Fellow Discusses Her Academic Future

12/16/2014The Free Market
This fall, we talked briefly with Audrey Redford, who was a Summer Fellow at the Mises Institute this year.
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The Fed: Reality Trumps Rhetoric

The FedMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

12/15/2014The Free Market
The Fed would have us believe that it has am impressive record of success in preventing recessions and improving the economy. The actual historical record suggests otherwise.
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How Wilson and the Fed Extended the Great War

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyMoney and Banking

10/31/2014The Free Market
With European powers broke and economically ailing by 1916, World War One would have ended much sooner had the Federal Reserve and its cronies not stepped in to help England and France keep the bloodshed going. Meanwhile, US economic intervention led to a huge post-war bust in America.
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The Cultural and Political Consequences of Fiat Money

Fiscal TheoryMoney and Banking

10/31/2014The Free Market
The Free Market 32, no. 10 (October 2014) It may seem unusual that an economist would talk about culture. Usually, we talk about prices and production, quantities produced, employment, the structure of production, scarce resources, and entrepreneurship. But there are certain things that economists...
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