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How Smugglers Made America

U.S. HistoryEntrepreneurship

06/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
Smuggling in America has been around since colonial days and will continue into the foreseeable future. It has played a very prominent role, rather than a subsidiary one, through our history. Indeed it has often played a pivotal role in important events and episodes in American history.
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Higgs, Hoppe, and the Cycle of the State

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and Methodology

06/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
The vastly greater productivity of a relatively-free populace makes for greater per capita tax revenue.
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How Inflation Helps Keep the Rich Up and the Poor Down

Money and BanksInterventionism

05/31/2014Mises Daily Articles
Inflation puts a brake on social mobility: the rich stay rich (longer) and the poor stay poor (longer) than they would in a free society.
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How Central Banks Are Waging War on Your Savings

Booms and BustsThe FedOther Schools of Thought

05/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
Easy money policy hurts most people, particularly workers and savers, and redistributes their wealth to the ruling elites.
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How Fractional Reserves and Inflation Cause Economic Inequality

The FedInterventionism

05/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
Inequality and income inequality are natural phenomena because people are different. Coerced inequality is another matter.
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How Inflation Picks Your Pocket

The FedMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

05/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
Control over money is the state’s back-door key to the storehouse of society.
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How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPraxeology

05/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
One of Carl Menger’s contributions was his primacy of the consumer in determining value and price, not only in the marketplace but in all economic activity.
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Health Care and the Candy Store Called Socialism


05/08/2014Mises Daily Articles
In socialist countries of old, it was easy to find cookies and candies in state-owned stores while fresh meat and bread was rare.
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How Minimum Wage Laws Increase Poverty

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Those who keep their jobs benefit from minimum-wage increases, but less-skilled and less-experienced workers face greater competition from other low-wage workers.
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How Government Wrecks the Economy

Big GovernmentEducationInterventionism

03/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Whether it’s “pure” socialism or the so-called mixed economy, the historical record is clear that government intervention makes us poorer.
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