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Global Warming: Nature or Nurture?

The EnvironmentMedia and Culture

06/24/2003Mises Daily Articles
It appears that the issue of global warming is a bit more complicated than those in the major media outlets and the environmentalist organizations would want us to believe. It also appears that our "fragile ecosystem" is a bit more robust than they would have us believe.
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Gas Out Redux

Media and CulturePricesValue and Exchange

03/25/2003Mises Daily Articles
A few years ago, Paul Cwik came across an e-mail that was impossibly dumb. It called for a "Gas-Out." The idea was to boycott gasoline for a few days. This action would drive the price of gas down, and at the same time, it would show "Big Oil" that if they tried to raise prices again, we'd hurt...
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Gods, Generals, and Tariffs

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

02/18/2003Mises Daily Articles
The anticipation surrounding the new movie "Gods and Generals" underscores the continuing fascination that Americans (and the world) have with the meaning of the Civil War. What continues to be missed are the economic roots of the North-South conflict—roots which represent deviations from the free-...
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Gore Endorses Canada's Medical System

HealthTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyCalculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of ThoughtProduction Theory

11/20/2002Mises Daily Articles
Gore's remarks come at a curious time, his party having suffered some terrible electoral defeats in the last election cycle. A proposal to create a Canadian-like system in Oregon was defeated 80-20 at the polls. Yet there are reasons why the socialist idea remains popular.
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Greenspan: The Mind of God, or Merely Omniscient?

The FedU.S. Economy

09/05/2002Mises Daily Articles
The current debate over Greenspan’s policy failures misses the crucial question, writes Robert Blumen: Could anyone, no matter how capable and well-informed, successfully perform the job that he is supposed to do? Were his errors sins of incompetence? Could a better man than Greenspan have done a...
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Government: The Looting Machine

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

02/22/2002Mises Daily Articles
Is it any wonder that under the leadership of a supposed conservative administration, the alleged nemesis of the tax-and-spend liberal democrats in government, we are now seeing increases in all varieties of bureaucratic budgets and the creation of new federal projects and even of federal agencies...
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Groupthink and You

EducationOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

08/23/2001Mises Daily Articles
Groupthink is a process of gradualism that seeks to gently merge the followers into a pack with leaders.
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Greens versus Energy

The Environment

05/21/2001Mises Daily Articles
The U.S.needs additional energy supplies, but environmentalists are against it. Why are they so utterly impervious to the destruction they are causing? George Reisman explains.
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Greenspan or Gold?

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

05/16/2001Mises Daily Articles
Greenspan has lowered rates again, but he can't know if he has done the right thing. Under the far-superior gold standard, such questions never came up. Lawrence Reed explains.
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Garrison versus Keynes

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesOther Schools of ThoughtProduction Theory

05/16/2001Mises Daily Articles
Roger Garrison’s long-awaited book compares and contrasts Austrian business cycle theory with a number of other approaches,
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