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Defaulting on the Fed's Bonds

Booms and BustsMonetary Theory

07/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
Ron Paul recently made (another) splash among economic pundits with his suggestion that the Treasury simply cancel the $1.6 trillion in its debt.
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Defending the Stereotype

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
Block cleared away the irrational, inchoate underbrush of my own thought.
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Dr. Paul's Case for Gold

Free MarketsGold Standard

06/09/2011Mises Daily Articles
They didn't listen then. But maybe they'll listen now. We need monetary freedom more than anything else.
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Down with the Dictator of Yemen

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

06/07/2011Mises Daily Articles
Governments and their intellectual front men believe that nothing unites a population like a war. Actually, that's not quite true. If you truly want to unite a population, here is a key: drive the dictator out of the country. The fleeing of a despot always leads to unparalleled and authentic...
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Did the Recession Ever Really Go Away?

EducationU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

06/03/2011Mises Daily Articles
Housing prices hitting 2002 levels, unemployment still at 9 percent, private-sector job growth flat, and retail sales still struggling: these are headlines that few expected three years ago. The stimulus was a gigantic, wasteful, destructive flop.
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Do We Need a Weak Dollar?

The FedFiscal Theory

06/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
Dean Baker — prominent Keynesian pundit and codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research — testified that the dollar's fall was inevitable, and even a good thing in light of the US trade deficit. At the time, I knew I disagreed with Baker, but I didn't get a chance to explain why.
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Defending the Advertiser

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

06/01/2011Mises Daily Articles
Advertising must be defended by those who believe in freedom of speech — for that is all advertising is.
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David Frum's Cognitive Dissonance

Other Schools of Thought

05/30/2011Mises Daily Articles
David Frum recently accused modern Hayekians of not having a policy response to the recent economic crisis.
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Do We Really Need a Minimum Wage?

Free MarketsInterventionism

05/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
In the 73 years since the passage of the FLSA, the federal minimum wage has been increased 28 times and decreased only once (in 1963).
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David Hume y la teoría monetaria

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

04/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
Hume concluyó su análisis penetrante con una propuesta de política de dinero ultra-duro: 100 por ciento de reserva de reserva bancaria.
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