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Pre-Fascist Italy: Tax and Borrow and Spend

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

04/22/2011Mises Daily Articles
The balanced budget passed away definitely in 1911, not to return again until a revolution had swept from the people of Italy their freedom.
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Public Service Is an Ignoble Calling

EducationOther Schools of Thought

04/01/2011Mises Daily Articles
It's difficult to say "Bush School of Government and Public Service" aloud without gagging.
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Pushing Buttons Like the Jetsons

Media and CultureEntrepreneurship

03/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
The show was neither utopian nor dystopian. It was the best of life as we know it projected far into the future.
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Plastic Surgery: A Free Society Is a Beautiful Society

Free MarketsEntrepreneurship

02/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
Beauty is something most everyone wants more of. And while there is plenty of handwringing about healthcare not being affordable in the United States, cosmetic surgeons are doing fine, despite the recession. These doctors, by the way, are paid directly by the patient.
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Pessimism and Prospect

Political Theory

01/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
The danger looming before the Western world is a possible outcome of the gradual drift of traditionally free-enterprise countries toward a totalitarian concentration of economic power due to reactions to "stagflation."
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Physiocracy and Free Trade in 18th-Century France

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

12/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
The first self-conscious school of economic thought developed in France shortly after the publication of Cantillon's <i>Essai</i>. They called themselves "the economists" but later came to be called the "physiocrats," after their prime politico-economical principle: physiocracy (the...
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Playing by the Rules

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/21/2010Mises Daily Articles
The Creed goes: the United States must have a forward presence everywhere. It must be set up to project its power globally, whether that means boots on the ground, bombs from the sky, or knives in the dark.
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Privatizing Air Security

Free MarketsThe Police StateEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

12/06/2010Mises Daily Articles
It's not as if TSA officials had said all along, since 2001, that they needed full-body scanners in order to do their jobs properly. Had they said that in the beginning, then the public probably would've protested enough such that the "small-government" George Bush wouldn't have nationalized...
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Production, Enterprise, and Service to Society

The EntrepreneurOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

11/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
If the entrepreneur aims at the highest possible profit, he performs a service to society in managing an enterprise. Whoever hinders him from doing this acts against the interests of society and imperils the satisfaction of consumer needs.
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Prop. 19 Goes up in Smoke

Big GovernmentFree MarketsLegal SystemU.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical Theory

11/16/2010Mises Daily Articles
Plans are already in the works to put the initiative back on the ballot for 2012, which is expected to have higher turnout from young people. But in order for the ballot initiative to succeed, we must first understand why it failed.
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