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When Money Dies: Germany and Paper Money After 1910

World HistoryMoney and Banking

10/31/2014Mises Daily Articles
After 1910, Germany increasingly relied on fiat money to pay the bills. It wasn't just the Treaty of Versailles that eventually led to hyperinflation, but an all-too-common policy of turning to inflationary monetary policy.
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Why Money Doesn’t Measure Value

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

10/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Robert Murphy explains why people trade goods, and the role of money.
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World War I in Our Minds: A Historical View

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

10/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
With 100 years having passed since the start of the First World War, the view of the war among historians and the public has evolved in many ways. Historian Hunt Tooley examines the turning points in how the world sees the Great War.
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What the Feds and Bernie Madoff Have in Common

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

10/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
Not unlike governments, ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff used his victims' money to exhibit his "generosity" through charitable giving projects.
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Why Isn’t Monetary Pumping Helping the Economy?

The FedInterventionism

08/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
All this however, can be reversed by shrinking the size of the government and by the closure of all the loopholes of the monetary expansion.
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When State-Subsidized Industries Attack

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
While the state supports of industry may have seemed like gifts at the beginning, the distorted framework of the government-directed economy makes everyone worse off.
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When High Taxes Lead to Revolution

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

07/31/2014Mises Daily Articles
The lack of revolutions, even in highly-taxed societies points to the possibility that many are willing to tolerate rather high taxation rates.
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Why Faster Is Often Better, But Not Always

Production Theory

07/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
Booms and busts are brewing in the real economy, but computers that can quickly solve math problems won't tell you much about how business cycles work.
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What Is the Rate of Return on the Louisiana Purchase?

Financial MarketsU.S. HistoryValue and Exchange

07/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
The true benefits of the Louisiana and Alaska Purchases are less clear than their value to pro-government propaganda.
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When Steelers Steal

InterventionismProduction Theory

07/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
In a free economy, firms threatened with competition often respond by searching for ways to increase efficiencies and improving on economies of scale and scope.
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