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Restoring the Honor of the Spanish Cucumber

Global EconomyHealthInterventionism

06/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
The food-poisoning scare has ravaged Europe's agricultural sector, and losses have already spiraled into the billions.
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Read Hoppe, Then Nothing Is the Same

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

06/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Combining Misesian praxeology with Rothbardian insights, Hoppe has developed a magnificent, integrated edifice of rational thought.
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Rebecca Black's "Friday": A Libertarian Allegory

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and Culture

04/06/2011Mises Daily Articles
The astonishing popularity of Rebecca Black's "Friday" video — which became the YouTube meme of all memes in the course of a wild six weeks — has mystified many critics.
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Rango: A Libertarian Spiritual Epic

Media and CultureEntrepreneurship

04/01/2011Mises Daily Articles
Rango is a journey into the soul, and it depicts the trials of individuation haunted by the constant specter of death. There are strong libertarian overtones of the relationship of the individual to society and establishing a connection between redemption and the search for wealth.
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Rethinking Iceland's Recovery

Global EconomyBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

03/22/2011Mises Daily Articles
Like many economic events, the key lies not in what is immediately apparent — explosively large banks — but in those causes and conditions that are veiled. Politicians, pundits, and the population of the Icelandic nation have had a difficult time explaining how such a large financial sector could...
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Rethinking IP

EducationLegal System

02/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Patent and copyright, to take the two worst manifestations of IP, are nothing but state monopolies that violate property rights. IP is antithetical to capitalism and the free market.
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Raw Capitalism in the Restaurant World

Free MarketsInterventionism

02/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
The beauty of the kitchen is that credentials or degrees don't matter. If there is such a thing as dog-eat-dog capitalism, this must be it — with customers holding the leash.
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Rothbard's Case for a Libertarian Institution

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
Fifty years ago, Rothbard saw the need for institutions to support scholarship, writing, publishing, and the exchange of ideas in the libertarian tradition. Otherwise, young people will turn to political activism and find themselves drifting left and right rather than staying on the path toward...
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Rethinking Charity

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

12/28/2010Mises Daily Articles
Our health and living standards have virtually nothing to do with charity and virtually everything to do with entrepreneurs solving problems. Had we depended on only alms and goodwill to elevate our living standards, we would still be squatting in mud huts.
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Rise of the Free-Market Zombies

Free MarketsInterventionism

12/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
If we are going to look at the current, dismal economy and blame somebody's policies for it, surely we can acquit Ron Paul. That doesn't by itself prove that Ron Paul's views are correct, but it certainly casts doubt on Krugman's constant claims.
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