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Day of Reckoning

Booms and BustsInterventionism

08/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Imagine, for just a moment, that US government debt were rated in the same way that municipal bonds or regular corporate debt are.
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Debate and Conversation

Austrian Economics Overview

08/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
But even with all its advantages, debate is one of the most potent sources of prejudice.
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Digitizing Money Inflation Changes Nothing

The FedMonetary Theory

07/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
Any student of money and banking recognizes the sophistry in saying that "the Fed does not pay with paper money."
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Debtor Nation

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

07/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
No, the bill can't be paid and won't be paid. That much should be obvious. But denying the obvious is a mental trait built into the structure of the system. The economic crisis of 2008 was really just the realization that the consumer-debt load at the time was unsustainable.
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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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