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Is the Keynesian Multiplier a Real Thing?

Booms and BustsTaxes and Spending

05/12/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Keynesian multiplier would have us believe that economic growth can come from an increase in demand and spending. But if we look more closely, we find there is never a shortage of demand, and what an economy really needs to expand is more saving.
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In Saudi Arabia, It’s Looking Bubbly for Skyscrapers and More

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

04/22/2015Mises Daily Articles
Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a huge spending binge, and among the new projects is what is to be the world's tallest skyscraper. Is this a warning sign of a new financial crisis?
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Inflation, Central Banks, and Business Cycles

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/18/2015Mises Daily Articles
In this lecture from last week's Sound Money seminar at the Mises Institute, Jonathan Newman explains the basics of how the central bank's distortion of interest rates and the money supply brings booms and busts.
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Is Legal Tax Avoidance Extinct in the UK?

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

04/16/2015Mises Daily Articles
Since 2010 with the "General Anti Abuse Rule," it's becoming increasingly illegal in the United Kingdom to even minimize one's tax bill through what were once considered to be uncontroversial financial planning techniques.
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Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyGold Standard

02/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
Backed into a corner and facing grim economic prospects, the Russian government may conclude that its best bet is to adopt some type of gold standard. The resulting panic in the West would be interesting to watch.
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Is The Fourteenth Amendment Good?

Big GovernmentLegal SystemU.S. History

01/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
Designed to redress the wrongs of the major injustice of slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment is now used by the federal courts to micromanage nearly every aspect of modern life. Strangely, many libertarians continue to support the amendment in spite of this.
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It’s the Economics that Got Small

Philosophy and Methodology

12/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Sure, economists can use randomized controlled trials to learn more about why some people prefer red to blue, or why we eat junk food instead of vegetables. But this tells us little about the big problems of economics.
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If We Quit Voting

U.S. EconomyEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

11/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Abstinence would be tantamount to this notice to politicians: since we as individuals have decided to look after our affairs, your services are no longer needed. Having assumed social power we must, as individuals, assume social responsibility — provided, of course, the politicians accept their...
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Is the Surge in Capital Goods Orders Due to Malinvestment?

U.S. EconomyCapital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

10/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
Orders in capital goods have been going up since 2009. Normally, capital goods purchases suggest economic growth, but if the orders are a result of easy money, the purchases point not to wealth creation, but to a bubble.
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Is Maleficent an Anarchist Fable?

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

09/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
It may be a simple tale, but the story of Sleeping Beauty, as retold in 2014’s film Maleficent , repeatedly makes the point that the evils of the world come from political power and those who seek it.
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