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The Myth of "Planned Obsolescence"

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange

10/22/2019The Free Market
In times of massive and frequent technological improvement, it would be sheer waste for manufacturers to dump resources into making products last past their usefulness.
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The Fed: Reality Trumps Rhetoric

The FedMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

09/10/2019The 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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The Prophetic Antifederalists

U.S. History

07/24/2019The Free Market
The Antifederalists were afraid the new proposed Constitution would lead to a supersized national government. They were right.
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The Siren Song of the State

Political Theory

07/23/2019The Free Market
We Americans shall never have real, lasting peace so long as we give our allegiance to a king—that is, in our case, to the whole conglomeration of institutionalized exploiters and murderers we know as the state.
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The Uncompromising Rothbard

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

11/22/2018The Free Market
Quite simply, the science of liberty that Rothbard brought into clear relief is as brilliant in the hopes it creates for a free world as it is unforgiving of error.
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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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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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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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The Mises Institute and the Future of Higher Learning

Education

09/08/2014The Free Market
And we will continue doing what we’ve always done with traditional academia and ensuring that our students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in economics and related fields will continue to benefit from our academic conferences, fellowships, and academic journals.
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The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

09/07/2014The Free Market
Forbes ’s “stable and flexible” gold standard would facilitate and camouflage an inflationary expansion of the money supply that would, according to Austrians, distort capital markets and lead to asset bubbles. The motto of our current gold-price fixers seems to be: “We want sound money —...
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