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The Sinful State

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/20/2021Mises Daily Articles
Hardly anyone talks of the table of virtues and vices anymore, but in reviewing them, we find that they nicely sum up the foundation of bourgeois ethics, and provide a solid moral critique of the modern state.
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The Song That Is Irresistible: How the State Leads People to Their Own Destruction

The Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

03/15/2021Mises Daily Articles
Although the system is inherently exploitative, it allows some leeway in the determination of which specific individuals will be the shafters and which the shaftees.
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The Truth about Sherman's "Antitrust" Act

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

03/11/2021Mises Daily Articles
Once the economics profession embraced the "perfect" competition theory which, as Hayek has said, means "the absence of all competitive activities," it also embraced antitrust regulation.
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The Great Paper-Money Experiment

BiographiesBooms and BustsWorld HistoryInterventionism

02/20/2021Mises Daily Articles
By 1715, the manipulation of the currency, the increase in public debt, and the mismanagement of state finances had left France in poverty and chaos. Such was the state of affairs when John Law appeared in Paris.
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The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments

Gold StandardMonetary TheorySubjectivism

01/30/2021Mises Daily Articles
Mises grounds his balance-of-payments analysis on the insight that it is a monetary concept.
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There Is Money and Then There Are Money Substitutes

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

01/12/2021Mises Daily Articles
The task at hand is the study of the problems of the determination of prices and interest rates. This task requires a sharp distinction between money-certificates and fiduciary media.
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The Progressive Era and the Family

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

12/25/2020Mises Daily Articles
The so-called progressives sought to shape and control selected aspects of American family life, including education, work, liquor consumption, suffrage, and family size.
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The Great Depression

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/11/2020Mises Daily Articles
The American economy could not recover from legislative onslaughts by both the Republican and then the Democratic administrations. Individual enterprise, the mainspring of unprecedented wealth, didn't have a chance.
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The Origins of American Vote Fraud

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

11/09/2020Mises Daily Articles
As notorious as the Democrat political machines are, writes Thomas DiLorenzo, the origins of vote fraud in America lie in the party of Lincoln.
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The Economics of Destutt de Tracy

BiographiesMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

09/16/2020Mises Daily Articles
Tracy's deductive methodology, his liberal approach to governmental affairs, and his subjectivism qualify him as a proto-Austrian economist who enjoyed considerable influence not only in France but also around the world.
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