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In Defense of Payday Lending

Free Markets

3 hours agoThe Free Market
Banning or restricting payday lending primarily works to limit the choices and freedoms exercised by people with bad credit or low incomes.
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Mises: Scientist and Fighter

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

10/17/2018The Free Market
The historic contribution of Mises was represented not so much by the magisterial works that he produced in 1912, or 1922, in 1933, or 1940 — as by his courageous, lonely vigil during the arid decades of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
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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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dec08_0.pdf

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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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May2012_0.pdf

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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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