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How Central Banks Are Waging War on Your Savings

Booms and BustsThe FedOther Schools of Thought

05/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
Easy money policy hurts most people, particularly workers and savers, and redistributes their wealth to the ruling elites.
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How Fractional Reserves and Inflation Cause Economic Inequality

The FedInterventionism

05/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
Inequality and income inequality are natural phenomena because people are different. Coerced inequality is another matter.
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How Inflation Picks Your Pocket

The FedMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

05/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
Control over money is the state’s back-door key to the storehouse of society.
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How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPraxeology

05/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
One of Carl Menger’s contributions was his primacy of the consumer in determining value and price, not only in the marketplace but in all economic activity.
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Health Care and the Candy Store Called Socialism


05/08/2014Mises Daily Articles
In socialist countries of old, it was easy to find cookies and candies in state-owned stores while fresh meat and bread was rare.
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How Minimum Wage Laws Increase Poverty

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Those who keep their jobs benefit from minimum-wage increases, but less-skilled and less-experienced workers face greater competition from other low-wage workers.
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How Government Wrecks the Economy

Big GovernmentEducationInterventionism

03/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Whether it’s “pure” socialism or the so-called mixed economy, the historical record is clear that government intervention makes us poorer.
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How the Drug War Failed Philip Seymour Hoffman

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
The war on drugs did not prevent Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug addiction.
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How Measuring GDP Encourages Government Meddling

U.S. EconomyInterventionism

03/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
The way GDP is calculated is problematic for many reasons. Many economists have long opposed government GDP statistics, because a government that can claim to know how much an economy has grown, can more easily claim that it can tinker with the economy to get more growth.
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Herbert Spencer, Freedom, and Empire

BiographiesFree Markets

03/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
Spencer asked: “How could the pursuit of trade, which is voluntary, sit well with the practice of militarism?”
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