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Do the Rich Oppress the Poor?

World HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

02/23/2011Mises Daily Articles
The entrepreneurs and capitalists owe their wealth to the people who patronize their businesses.
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Daniel Bernoulli and the Founding of Mathematical Economics

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

02/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
The use of mathematics necessarily leads the economist to distort reality by making the theory convenient for mathematical symbolism and manipulation. Mathematics takes over, and the reality of human action loses out.
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Does Gandhi Deserve a Place in the Libertarian Tradition?

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld History

02/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
If you abjure all violence, you must abjure the state. Thus, while not all libertarians are pacifists, all pacifists are libertarians, whether they realize it or not (and, admittedly, a great many pacifists have not realized it). Gandhi, it appears, did realize it.
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Disney's EPCOT and the Dream of Freedom

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
Walt Disney maintained his desire to see the free-enterprise system of America always promoted as the solution to issues that societies face. The unfortunate reality of the present is that Disney World is becoming more of a museum about a bygone era.
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Does Favoring Free Enterprise Mean Favoring "Business"?

Free MarketsEntrepreneurship

01/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
The first great error here is the mental habit that many have of thinking that big government and big business are somehow at odds. The whole of American history from the beginning to the present suggests precisely the opposite.
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Don't Buy Government Bonds

Financial MarketsU.S. Economy

01/13/2011Mises Daily Articles
When the state spends more money than it receives in taxes — a fact indelibly written into the bond — it is deliberately committing an act of bankruptcy. Is dishonesty transmuted into its opposite when committed by a legal entity?
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Death of M3: The Fifth Anniversary

The FedU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesInterventionism

12/08/2010Mises Daily Articles
If the Fed had been tracking repos in 2007–2008, what they would have seen was the unfolding of the financial crisis one full year before it went critical. Instead, Bernanke stopped collecting the data because he decided to abolish M3.
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Draft: The Promise of Human Action

BiographiesAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

12/03/2010Mises Daily Articles
[This speech was delivered at the offices of the Mises Institute, September 14, 1999, the date on which Human Action was published 50 years ago. The Mises Institute published the...
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Dropping the Mask of Ecofascism

The EnvironmentFree MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
The new ecofascist short film "No Pressure" is a beautiful example of the environmentalist movement's dropping its pleasant-looking mask and joking about its true authoritarian nature. People explode into a bloody mess when they decline to participate.
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Democracy and Laissez-Faire: A New York Case Study

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

09/20/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Let the banks perish. … Now is the time for the complete emancipation of trade from legislative thralldom." William Leggett (1801–1839)
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