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Wall Street and Main Street in Fiction and Film

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and Culture

01/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
A good story, told through a novel, play, or film is more likely to affect one’s views of economics and human nature than is any well-footnoted and didactic tome.
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Whatever Happened to Peace Officers?

The Police StateU.S. EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

01/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
Without market competition and discipline, government has no idea what people really want. Police services are no exception.
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Warfare, Welfare, and Wonder Woman: How Congress Spends Your Money

Big GovernmentInterventionism

01/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
Supporters of warfare, welfare, and Wonder Woman cheered last week as Congress passed a one trillion dollar “omnibus” appropriation bill. This funds the government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Wonder Woman fans can cheer that buried in the bill was a $10,000 grant for a theater program to...
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Welfare, Minimum Wages, and Unemployment

InterventionismOther Schools of Thought

01/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
The minimum wage is just another weapon in the arsenal of the misguided progressive trying to “help” the poor. People whose productive value is less than the minimum wage are de facto unemployable. They are denied the opportunity to gain experience and skills, and their exclusion from the job...
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Why Central Bankers Should Not Tinker with Aggregate Prices

Global EconomyGold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

01/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
Money is a measure of value as the ruler is a measure of length. Changing the length of a ruler, or constantly manipulating the money supply, can only create chaos.The ECB doesn’t realize that constantly changing the measuring stick makes entrepreneurial decisions much more difficult?
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We Will Be Told Hyperinflation is Necessary, Proper, Patriotic, and Ethical

Booms and BustsThe FedPolitical Theory

01/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Each round of money printing eventually feeds back into the price system, creating demand for another round of money printing, and another, with each increase larger than the previous one. The law of diminishing marginal utility applies to money as it does to all goods and services.
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Walter Block sigue defendiendo lo indefendible

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsEntrepreneurship

12/30/2013Mises Daily Articles
La obra de Block, Defendiendo lo indefendible, ha provocado e irritado a toda una generación de lectores y ha obligado a muchos a reexaminar sus antiguas creencias en favor de la lógica del libertarismo. Ahora llega el volumen 2, con un prólogo de Ron Paul, que promete más irritación para el futuro...
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Walter Block Is Still Defending the Undefendable

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsEntrepreneurship

12/30/2013Mises Daily Articles
Block’s Defending the Undefendable has needled and irritated an entire generation of readers and compelled many to re-examine long-held beliefs in favor of the logic of libertarianism. Now comes volume 2, with a foreword by Ron Paul, that promises more such irritation for future...
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We Cannot Predict the Many Ways Freedom Will Improve Our Lives

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsPraxeology

12/18/2013Mises Daily Articles
What would happen if the FDA didn’t ensure that food was safe and the EPA didn’t protect us from pollution? What would happen if the SEC didn’t rein in Wall Street and the FTC and antitrust laws didn’t protect us from monopolies and collusion? The answer is “I don’t know; no one knows.” But someone...
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Who Needs the Debt Ceiling?

The FedLegal SystemInterventionism

12/14/2013Mises Daily Articles
The singular brilliance of the debt ceiling is that it keeps reminding everyone that there is a growing national debt that never seems to shrink. That is a tremendous service to American citizens who live in the dark regarding the borrowing machinations of their political overlords.
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