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Punishment and Proportionality

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
The state now claims to be a party to every crime and claims the right to mete out punishments that have nothing to do with obtaining restitution for the victims. Instead, criminals are "rehabilitated" at taxpayer expense.
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Politicians to Business Owners: Drop Dead

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

12/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
It's become common for populists to claim that what's good for businesses is bad for workers. It remains unclear, however, where all those workers are supposed to find jobs.
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Post Mortem on the Swiss Gold Initiative

Global EconomyMoney and BanksGold Standard

12/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Swiss gold initiative has failed, and although it was portrayed as a very radical bill by supporters of fiat money, it was a very mild effort that would not have done much to limit the Swiss central bank.
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Pakistan and the Problem of Military Aid

War and Foreign Policy

11/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
War is the outcome of class conflict inherent in the political relationship — the relationship between ruler and ruled, parasite and producer, tax-consumer and taxpayer. The parasitic class makes war with purpose and deliberation in order to conceal and ratchet up their exploitation of the much...
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Public Accommodation and Social Engineering

Big GovernmentFree MarketsPrivate Property

10/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Public accommodation laws that prohibit discrimination render property rights moot and create a legal system designed to force agreement with the state's official moral code.
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Price Deflation and Price Inflation Are Always Optimal

Prices

10/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Recently, the Polish economy experienced its first price deflation since the 1980s, which sparked deflationphobia.
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Patrick Barron: Currency Wars and the Death of the Euro

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

09/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron discuss what's going on in the EU, how Germany in particular suffers from being yoked to the other Eurozone nations, and what the comeback of the Deutsche Mark might mean for Europe — and for America. Patrick Barron is a private consultant in the banking industry. He...
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Police States and Private Markets

Free MarketsThe Police State

08/23/2014Mises Daily Articles
We know that state monopolies invariably provide worse and worse services for more and more money.
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Police States and Inner-City Economics

Free MarketsThe Police State

08/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
Freeing inner cities from militarized police forces is a good start, but government is destroying these communities in many ways, and police brutality is just one of them.
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Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

08/09/2014Mises Daily Articles
Countering an academic environment in which Marxism and its variants are still being fed to students, this volume of essays offers nutritious food.
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