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Biographer, Scholar, Friend: Mary Sennholz at 100

Education

09/08/2014The Free Market
The Free Market 31, no. 12 (December 2013) Mary Sennholz, wife of Austrian economist Hans Sennholz and friend of Margit and Ludwig von Mises, recently spoke with Senior Fellow Jeffrey Herbener and Associated Scholar Shawn Ritenour about her long career as a writer and editor, and as a friend and...
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Bush's Ten Worst Economics Errors

Big GovernmentInterventionism

06/01/2005The Free Market
I here offer what I regard as Bush’s top ten economic errors, which might be the very errors that will make the next depression far worse than it needs to be. Needless to say, this list is not exhaustive.
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Bionomics and the Third World Debt

The EnvironmentFree MarketsGlobal Economy

08/01/2002The Free Market
Creating traditions of free trade, property rights, and entrepreneurship in an impoverished continent, often amid lethal tribal and religious conflict, will take decades to achieve. But it is the only way to throw off the yoke of foreign aid.
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Blue-Light Tyranny

Big GovernmentInterventionism

06/01/2001The Free Market
Part of the reason seat belt laws and speed limits bother me is that they extend a tentacle of government into automobile safety issues-- yet another place it does not belong. Not only are such laws immoral, but they set a precedent for even more intrusive regulations. Next thing I know, the Food...
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Bring on the Binge?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

06/01/2001The Free Market
It is sad that, even though Keynesian economics has been discredited time and again, we still hear the pundits declare that consumers cause recessions- and prosperity- simply by choosing to spend or not to spend. The "heroic consumer" who spends and spends in the face of adversity needs to be put...
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Bush's Education Plan

Big GovernmentEducation

03/01/2001The Free Market
Under the Bush system in Texas, teachers teach the test. They drill until ninety percent of the kids can pass it. The weakest among the students dictate the pace and method. It is a dreary and unimaginative approach to teaching. But if your goal is to boost overall scores, no question: this is the...
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Birth Of The WTO

Global Economy

02/01/2000The Free Market
The city of Seattle, which had planned to make money on hosting the World Trade Organization, wound up trying to cut its losses by asking the WTO to end its conference early and leave town. Self-described free-traders who helped to create the WTO ought to be feeling the same way. The organization...
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Boom and Bust

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

12/01/1998The Free Market
With huge segments of the world economy mired in depression, can we conclude that capitalism has failed or that the market behaves irrationally? That seems to be the consensus among many commentators, so we hear a wide range of calls for government intervention to patch things up.
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Business Under Nazis

Big GovernmentThe Police State

10/01/1998The Free Market
In 1944, Ludwig von Mises published one of his least-known masterworks: Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War . Drawing on his prewar experience in Vienna, watching the rise of the National Socialists in Germany (the Nazis), who would eventually take over his own...
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Blame it on the Boss

Media and Culture

08/01/1998The Free Market
How is capitalism being treated in American popular culture today? The signals are mixed, but generally the picture is bleak.
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