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Postmarket Effects of Intellectual Monopoly

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

12/20/2011Mises Daily Articles
Digital-music pricing is standardized and immune to market demand, just as store prices were in the Soviet Union.
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Public Choice and Political Leadership

Free MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

10/14/2011Mises Daily Articles
Public-choice analysis fosters cynicism about political leaders. But not as much as they deserve.
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Posner Gets It Wrong on Macroeconomics

Booms and BustsOther Schools of Thought

09/12/2011Mises Daily Articles
I say to Judge Posner, look to Hayek on the business cycle, the way you did on law and economics.
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Passport to the Total State

InterventionismOther Schools of Thought

09/07/2011Mises Daily Articles
A passport — a sign and seal of despotism — is where the security theater begins.
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Pseudo Idleness in Labor

Free MarketsProduction Theory

08/18/2011Mises Daily Articles
This is a phenomenon of the greatest importance in any study of unemployment of labor or “surplus capacity” in material resources.
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Planet of the Taxpayers

Media and CultureEntrepreneurship

08/17/2011Mises Daily Articles
The movie gets many things wrong, but it is true that a form of slavery exists and thrives today, all over the world.
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Pseudofacts from the MSNBC Three

U.S. HistoryInterventionism

08/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
If the Keynesian talking heads were right, there should have been an increase in the pace of recovery in 2010.
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Production, Sustainable and Unsustainable

Business CyclesProduction Theory

08/04/2011Mises Daily Articles
People realize the unsustainability of their investments, the bubble pops, boom gives way to bust, and the resources are (painfully) reallocated.
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Privatize the Highways — and All Roads for That Matter

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/03/2011Mises Daily Articles
Government-sponsored monopolies should be abolished where they seem to be most integral to our society.
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Putting the Country Back on Gold

Gold Standard

07/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
"Second-best" policy recommendations can never find perfection (by definition). But if we are going to have the government providing a monopoly of domestic currency, Ludwig von Mises's proposal for a return to a gold standard is theoretically elegant and eminently practical.
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