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Why the Mainstream Fails to Understand Recessions

Booms and BustsThe Fed

07/02/2014Mises Daily Articles
Many Austrians saw the bust coming, and thanks to Austrian economics, we also better understand the details of how booms and busts work.
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Why Timid Reforms of Central Banks Won’t Work

The FedInterventionismMonetary Theory

06/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
Those who are calling for small reforms like changes to the Fed’s dual mandate are wrong. It is now clear that the Fed and the European Central Bank are hard-wired to inflate the money supply while encouraging banks to make excessively risky loans. Radical changes are needed.
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Walter Block: Libertarianism from A to Z

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

06/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
Walter Block’s new book Toward a Libertarian Society covers a wide variety of topics from the death penalty to secession, and from war to macroeconomics.
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Why the Fed Is Nothing to Celebrate

The FedInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/23/2014Mises Daily Articles
For 100 years, the Fed has served to protect the interests of powerful banks through inflationary monetary policy. The Dallas Fed opened an historical exhibit, the Kansas City Fed released a documentary, and the New York Fed even started a Facebook page, all to commemorate the date.
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Why Foreign Politicians Hate Your Freedom

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Governments don’t like it when neighboring countries offer freedoms not available at home. The presence of a more-free jurisdiction right across the border can lead to out-migration and local demands for similar freedoms in the home territory. So states seek to punish, annex, or persecute their non...
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What Henry Hazlitt Can Teach Us About Inflation in 2014

The FedFree MarketsInterventionism

06/09/2014Mises Daily Articles
In 1946, as now, the government held up the threat of deflation to justify a policy of ultra-low interest rates.
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Why Central Bank Stimulus Cannot Bring Economic Recovery

The FedInterventionismMonetary Theory

06/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Merely increasing demand does not increase production or produce wealth.
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Why the Cost of Government Is Higher Than You Think

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareInterventionism

05/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
When governments spend, regulate, and tax, they decrease household take-home pay while diverting savings and investment to the government class.
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What Libertarians Should Learn From the Abolitionists

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

05/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Libertarians must never compromise, even if it means accepting partial victories.
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Why They Hate Peace

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

05/17/2014Mises Daily Articles
War increases government spending, inhibits free trade, and lays the foundation for numerous future conflicts.
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