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Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyGold Standard

02/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
Backed into a corner and facing grim economic prospects, the Russian government may conclude that its best bet is to adopt some type of gold standard. The resulting panic in the West would be interesting to watch.
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Is The Fourteenth Amendment Good?

Big GovernmentLegal SystemU.S. History

01/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
Designed to redress the wrongs of the major injustice of slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment is now used by the federal courts to micromanage nearly every aspect of modern life. Strangely, many libertarians continue to support the amendment in spite of this.
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It’s the Economics that Got Small

Philosophy and Methodology

12/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Sure, economists can use randomized controlled trials to learn more about why some people prefer red to blue, or why we eat junk food instead of vegetables. But this tells us little about the big problems of economics.
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If We Quit Voting

U.S. EconomyEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

11/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Abstinence would be tantamount to this notice to politicians: since we as individuals have decided to look after our affairs, your services are no longer needed. Having assumed social power we must, as individuals, assume social responsibility — provided, of course, the politicians accept their...
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Is the Surge in Capital Goods Orders Due to Malinvestment?

U.S. EconomyCapital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

10/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
Orders in capital goods have been going up since 2009. Normally, capital goods purchases suggest economic growth, but if the orders are a result of easy money, the purchases point not to wealth creation, but to a bubble.
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Is Maleficent an Anarchist Fable?

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

09/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
It may be a simple tale, but the story of Sleeping Beauty, as retold in 2014’s film Maleficent , repeatedly makes the point that the evils of the world come from political power and those who seek it.
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Is the UK a ''Nation by Consent''?

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

09/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
Many modern states are little more than groupings of conquered nations. Breaking them up into smaller pieces is all for the best, and this would also ultimately lead to more free trade among nations since smaller states find it more difficult to sow the illusion of economic self-sufficiency.
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Is Scotland Big Enough To Go it Alone?

Big GovernmentGlobal Economy

09/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
Some opponents of Scottish secession (and most other Secession movements) claim that places like Scotland and Quebec are "too small" to be independent countries. A look at small countries vs. large countries, however, suggests that small countries often perform better economically.
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Is This the Libertarian Moment?

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

09/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
Political consultants and mainstream reporters are fixated on conventional electoral politics, as if no other form of societal change were conceivable. Meanwhile, the real threat to the established political order is the intellectual movement behind radical free-market libertarianism that continues...
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Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser

07/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
Stiglitz wants to revitalize industrial policy through greater government intervention to favor certain technologies over others.
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