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Is the UK a ''Nation by Consent''?

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

09/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
Many modern states are little more than groupings of conquered nations. Breaking them up into smaller pieces is all for the best, and this would also ultimately lead to more free trade among nations since smaller states find it more difficult to sow the illusion of economic self-sufficiency.
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Is Scotland Big Enough To Go it Alone?

Big GovernmentGlobal Economy

09/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
Some opponents of Scottish secession (and most other Secession movements) claim that places like Scotland and Quebec are "too small" to be independent countries. A look at small countries vs. large countries, however, suggests that small countries often perform better economically.
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Is This the Libertarian Moment?

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

09/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
Political consultants and mainstream reporters are fixated on conventional electoral politics, as if no other form of societal change were conceivable. Meanwhile, the real threat to the established political order is the intellectual movement behind radical free-market libertarianism that continues...
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Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser

07/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
Stiglitz wants to revitalize industrial policy through greater government intervention to favor certain technologies over others.
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Investors and Austrian Economics

Financial MarketsFree MarketsBusiness Cycles

07/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Robert Blumen talks with the Mises Institute with a about the Austrian School’s growing influence among investors.
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Inside Venice’s Secession Movement

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyHealthTaxes and Spending

05/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
One of the organizers of the Venetian referendum on secession speaks about the vote and the prospects for successful separation.
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Inflation Does Not Produce Economic Growth

The FedU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

03/17/2014Mises Daily Articles
If price inflation near 2 percent is good for the economy, why not aim at a higher rate of inflation and make the economy much healthier?
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If I Must Sell, You Must Buy

Free Markets

03/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
If I were a business owner, must I sell to you? If yes, you must balance that requirement with your obligation to buy from me.
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Is Bad Weather Behind Weak US Economic Trends?

The FedU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

03/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
Most economic commentators blame weakening economic data on recent bad weather in the US. Many assume it will improve once consumers can go out and spend again. But it’s more likely weakening trends are in response to the emerging economic bust brought about by a decline in the growth momentum of...
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In Trusting Politics and Politicians, It Is the Pope Who is Naïve

Other Schools of Thought

12/28/2013Mises Daily Articles
Pope Francis’s compassion for the poor is overwhelmed by his confusion about the market economy. Economic liberty has done more to elevate the living standards of the general population than any other form of social organization in history. It is the only system which does not trust in the goodness...
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