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Flooding the World with Truth

Austrian Economics Overview

12/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
In our times, a major reason, and perhaps <i>the</i> major reason, for the phenomenal progress of the ideas of liberty is the work of the Mises Institute. This is the infrastructure that gives rise to and supports all the rest. We need your help.
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Fear and Control: The TSA Case

Big GovernmentThe Police StateEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

12/14/2010Mises Daily Articles
Government and the media bombard us with examples of real or often just imagined threats and expand them so that they become as big as our worst nightmares. As more of us buy into an overblown story, it takes on a life of its own and often becomes the accepted truth.
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French Students Should Celebrate Pension Reform

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionismPolitical Theory

10/25/2010Mises Daily Articles
That students are in the streets demonstrating against this pension reform suggests professors and politicians have failed to explain what economists call the lump-of-labor fallacy. Jobs are not fixed and do not depend exclusively on the supply of labor.
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Fiscal Euphemisms

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

09/13/2010Mises Daily Articles
It takes a lot of PhDs to convince the public that their systematic looting at the hands of politicians is actually for their own good.
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First, Ideological Change; Second, Social Change

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

09/10/2010Mises Daily Articles
In light of all the varied and bizarre beliefs, usually incorrect and often pernicious, that have informed human communities throughout the past, is it inconceivable that the far more sensible views of libertarianism might someday become widely accepted?
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Fleury, Fénélon, and the Burgundy Circle

BiographiesWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

08/12/2010Mises Daily Articles
For all these reasons, appealing to a monarch to impose laissez-faire from above can only be a losing strategy.
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Final Utility: The Cornerstone of Austrian Theory

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/16/2010Mises Daily Articles
The idea of final utility is to the expert the open sesame, as it were, by which he unlocks the most complicated phenomena of economic life and solves the hardest problems of the science.
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Free or Compulsory Speech

Free MarketsLegal SystemEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

06/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
Who then will bear witness in court? Whoever wishes to do so, freely and voluntarily.
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Federal Trade Commission v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.,

Free MarketsLegal SystemInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

05/25/2010Mises Daily Articles
That will give the FTC far greater power to block mergers than the statutory text or Supreme Court precedents permit.
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Feel Sorry for BP?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

05/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
The abstraction called the "ecosystem" — which never seems to include mankind or civilization — has done far less for us than the oil industry, and the factories, planes, trains, and automobiles it fuels.
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