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A Microcosm of Boom and Bust

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

12/01/2010The Free Market
Booms are not periods of prosperity but of the squandering of wealth. The longer they last, the worse is the devastation that follows.


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Hazlitt as National Teacher

EducationMedia and Culture

11/01/2010The Free Market
The Free Market 28, no.11 (July 2010) During the academic year that encompassed the fall term of 1964 and the spring term of 1965, I was a freshman in college. I was also in my first year of intercollegiate debate, after four years of interscholastic debate in high school. I’m sure debate has...


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The Killing of the American Dream

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

10/01/2010The Free Market
The Free Market 28, no. 10 (July 2010) USA Today offered a roundup of how the great recession has affected American life. The trends are gleaned from US Census data, which provide a look at how economic downturns can devastate a society, and offer a glimpse into a theme that the Austrian...


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The Case for Legalizing Capitalism

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/01/2010The Free Market
I wanted to explain free markets in plain English to average citizens, so that they could understand which government policies help or harm them, and, as a consequence, so that they could vote in such a way as to improve their lives.


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How Far Will We Fall?

InterventionismProduction Theory

07/01/2010The Free Market
What ultimately matters for the well-being of society is the degree to which our wants are satisfied, and therefore the actual usefulness of goods.


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The Economics of Healthcare Reform

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

06/01/2010The Free Market
The only solution to increasing costs is to eliminate government interference in the market and to allow the price mechanism to work as it should. Consumers who pay out of their own pocket will search for the cheapest solutions to suit their needs, while providers of healthcare will compete,...


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The Sovereign Individual

Political Theory

05/01/2010The Free Market
This Libertas Award acceptance speech was delivered at the XXIII Forum da Liberdade, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on April 12, 2010. Tyranny ends when we cease to support voluntarily our own serfdom.


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The Second Austrian Revival

History of the Austrian School of Economics

04/01/2010The Free Market
We can date the second Austrian revival almost precisely to the fall of 2008. From that point on, the use of online Austrian resources on abruptly doubled from one year earlier, as investors, media commentators, and the public at large frantically sought answers from all quarters while...


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The Stimulus Scam

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

03/01/2010The Free Market
The recent improvement of the global economy, with particularly high economic- growth numbers for the United States, is just one more deception in a long series of deceptions that have plagued policy makers and investors.


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Media and Culture

02/01/2010The Free Market
The Mises Institute is pleased to announce the multimedia content on— thousands of hours of audio and video—is now available through iTunes U , a dedicated section within the iTunes Store ( ).


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