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Hoppe on Democracy, Progress, and the State

World HistoryPolitical Theory

12/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon explains how Hans-Hermann Hoppe, while avoiding undue pessimism, takes the conventional view of "progress" in Western society and turns the narrative on its head.
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High Courage and Unusual Integrity

History of the Austrian School of Economics

12/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
"I was once told that Rothbard had an 'unfair advantage,'" Lew Rockwell writes, "because all his works are available for free on the web, thanks to our donors. Give me more such unfairness!
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How the Fed Grows Government

The FedMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

12/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Ludwig von Mises understood that the unpopularity of taxes tended to limit the extent that governments could spend. But, if governments are freed from needing to raise taxes for revenue, as central banks allow them to do, they are unleashed.
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How Macroeconomic Data Encourages Government Intervention

U.S. EconomyEntrepreneurship

11/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Entrepreneurs need very specific information about their products, markets, customers, and profits. Government macroeconomic data, however, does nothing to assist entrepreneurs to obtain this important information, but only helps justify economic intervention.
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How Wilson and the Fed Extended the Great War

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyMoney and Banking

11/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
With European powers broke and economically ailing by 1916, World War One would have ended much sooner had the Federal Reserve and its cronies not stepped in to help England and France keep the bloodshed going. Meanwhile, US economic intervention led to a huge post-war bust in America.
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How Much Is Obama's War on ISIS Going to Cost?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

10/14/2014Mises Daily Articles
How much is Obama's war on ISIS Going to Cost you? You don't want to know.
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How Saving Grows the Economy

The EntrepreneurCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange

10/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Dan Sanchez examines Irwin Schiff's timeless comic book on how savings, innovation, and risk are the building blocks of productivity, progress, and wealth.
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How Third-Party Payers Drive Up Medical Costs

Health

09/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
The modern health insurance industry, a by-product of government regulation and tax policy, has led to a system in which the consumer of medical services doesn’t know the costs or final prices charged for services. Without a functioning system of price signals, prices cannot be contained.
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How to Make Goods More Expensive: Target Truckers

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

09/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
The trucking industry has historically offered many opportunities for small-scale owner-operators and laborers alike. Government management of the industry, however, from environmental regulations to labor guidelines, have cut deep into trucker productivity, all the while raising prices for both...
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How Non-Profits Enhance Freedom and Markets

Free MarketsEntrepreneurship

08/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
The nonprofit form of enterprise is indispensable to both recipient individuals and the benefactors who fund them.
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