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Media and Culture

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

The Environment

01/01/2010The Free Market
There is no secure foundation in climate science for the current policy rhetoric; governments simply lack the knowledge to operate climate-change policy effectively. Moreover, policy is based on the neoclassical economics assumption that climate change is a case of market failure. However, it is...
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The Health-Care Tax

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

12/01/2009The Free Market
Given that the official House version of Obama’s healthcare plan, HR 3962, has now passed, a close examination of the effects of “Obamacare” on the labor market is important...
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The Case for Hoarding

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

11/01/2009The Free Market
Most people would admit to hoarding money only with a tinge of guilt, because to be a hoarder carries with it the suggestion of being a miser—a Scrooge. And yet, every participant in an economy based on indirect exchange holds some amount of money and can be said to be hoarding it; that is,...
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The Lesson of Soviet Medicine

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

10/01/2009The 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 “right to health” became a “constitutional right” of Soviet citizens. The...
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Regulate the Bloggers?

Big Government

09/01/2009The Free Market
So, to sum up, the FTC dragged an 84-year-old small business owner through two years of litigation because a foreign website made statements about a legal product that mid-level staffers at the FTC personally disapproved of.
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The Icelandic Meltdown

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

08/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 8 (August 2009) Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde’s resignation this year marked the fi rst political casualty of the current financial crisis that resulted in the collapse of all major banks, a run on deposits, a stock market drop of 90 percent, empty grocery...
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The Stimulus Does Not Work

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 7 (July 2009) A majority of Americans now give President Obama’s handling of the economy a negative rating, and many economists and city officials are concerned that Obama’s gargantuan stimulus effort has not given the expected quick boost to the economy. Some...
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A Vocation in Austrian Economics

Education

06/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 6 (June 2009) The Summer Fellowship Program has grown by leaps and bounds since its founding by Professor Guido Hülsmann in 2000. This year the program includes eighteen young men and women from the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Turkey, Denmark, Poland, and...
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Keynes's Upside-down World

Money and BanksFiscal TheoryMoney and Banking

05/01/2009The Free Market
If you follow the Austrian recipe of allowing liquidation of bankrupt firms and debt, allowing prices to fall without monetary inflation, not propping up employment or subsidizing unemployment, and not discouraging hoarding, you will end up with the quickest possible recovery and minimize the...
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