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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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What Individualism Is Not

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPraxeology

05/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Enemies of laissez faire wish to saddle it with much unsavory baggage.
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With Government Roads, the Customer Is Always Wrong

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
The state has no motivation to accommodate users’ needs, but to crack down on anyone who does not conform to its timeworn model of road usage.
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War and Time Preference: The American Army in Australia

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPraxeology

04/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
War and militarization increase time preference, and social ills soon follow.
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Why Keynesian Economists Don’t Understand Inflation

The FedFiscal TheoryMonetary Theory

04/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
Keynesians use a very narrow definition of inflation, but if we have a better and broader understanding of prices and money, we can see that asset-price inflation is all around us. The Fed is doing nothing to help the situation, and is only helping perpetuate a bubble.
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