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Depoliticize Everything

Big GovernmentOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

10/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
When politics isn't fomenting conflict, raising time preferences, and stupefying the nation, it is attenuating progress. Contrary to the incessant jabbering on the need for "change," all politicians despise change. Change erodes political power and undermines regimes.
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Does the World Need a World Bank?

The FedGlobal EconomyInterventionismMonetary Theory

10/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
An increase in the quantity of money doesn't bring any general improvement of conditions.
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Decriminalize the Average Man

Legal SystemInterventionism

10/12/2011Mises Daily Articles
The average person unknowingly breaks at least three federal criminal laws every day.
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Divided, We Stand

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
One of the most destructive ideas in American history may be collapsing under its own unsupportable weight.
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Depreciation Is Nothing New

Monetary Theory

08/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
Abuse of paper money helped lead to the expulsion of the Mongol dynasty from China.
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Day of Reckoning

Booms and BustsInterventionism

08/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Imagine, for just a moment, that US government debt were rated in the same way that municipal bonds or regular corporate debt are.
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Debate and Conversation

Austrian Economics Overview

08/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
But even with all its advantages, debate is one of the most potent sources of prejudice.
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Digitizing Money Inflation Changes Nothing

The FedMonetary Theory

07/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
Any student of money and banking recognizes the sophistry in saying that "the Fed does not pay with paper money."
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Debtor Nation

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

07/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
No, the bill can't be paid and won't be paid. That much should be obvious. But denying the obvious is a mental trait built into the structure of the system. The economic crisis of 2008 was really just the realization that the consumer-debt load at the time was unsustainable.
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Defaulting on the Fed's Bonds

Booms and BustsMonetary Theory

07/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
Ron Paul recently made (another) splash among economic pundits with his suggestion that the Treasury simply cancel the $1.6 trillion in its debt.
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