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Eulogy for Ludwig von Mises

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
I never heard a word of personal bitterness or resentment from his lips.
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Education in Seven Questions

EducationFree MarketsOther Schools of Thought

07/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
The tendency for politicians and technocrats in search of solutions is to devise grandiose plans that involve more testing, regulation, and spending. However, these schemes do nothing to alleviate the root cause of the problem.
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Entendiendo la economía austriaca

Austrian Economics Overview

07/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
La economía "austriaca" debe su nombre al hecho histórico de que fue fundada y elaborada por primera vez por tres austriacos.
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Extortion, Private and Public: The Case of Chiquita Banana

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

07/08/2011Mises Daily Articles
Lefties have protested against Chiquita Banana for so long that most activists probably forget why they are supposed to hate the company. The company does have a spotty history, especially when it was United Fruit. For decades after the turn of the 20th century, US military interventions in Latin...
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Education Is More Than Instruction

EducationU.S. History

06/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
The person of intelligence tends to "see things as they are," never permits his view of them to be directed by convention, by the hope of advantage, or by an irrational and arbitrary authoritarianism. His consciousness is uncontrolled by prejudice, prepossession, or formula.
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Eugen Böhm von Bawerk: Economist, Minister, Aristocrat

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

05/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
In Austria, hardly any other economist has achieved the same kind of fame as Böhm-Bawerk.
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Everybody Knows Bernanke Is a Joke

The FedMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

03/17/2011Mises Daily Articles
Subversive media outlets have become serious problems for the ruling elite. In just a few short years, the Fed has transformed in public opinion from a mysterious, wise, and boring institution into a fascinating engine of corruption and comedy.
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Empirical Evidence That Brad DeLong Is Completely Obtuse

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

02/22/2011Mises Daily Articles
DeLong misunderstood Volokh's nuanced position — which is not surprising, because he was prepared to declare Volokh insane.
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Economic Schadenfreude

Business Cycles

02/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
One aspect of the current economic crisis has been the comeuppance for certain firms, industries, and segments of the labor market that are overdue for correction, all made possible by their special relationships with the state.
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Europe's Tragic Crisis

The FedGlobal EconomyMonetary Theory

01/14/2011Mises Daily Articles
At the root of the current crisis in Europe are the actions of the European Central Bank. As Philipp Bagus explains in his new book , only a realization of the true costs the euro has imposed on the continent in the past can shed light on the path to future recovery.
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