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Government Medical "Insurance"

Free MarketsHealthInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/29/2012Mises Daily Articles
Instead of solving the initial problem, the intervention creates two or three further problems, which the government feels it must intervene to heal.
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Gloom, Doom, and Optimism

Booms and BustsFree MarketsInterventionism

01/03/2012Mises Daily Articles
The fact that optimists are so pessimistic about the economy should cause you to take notice and ask if maybe there is something to all this gloom and doom.
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Government and Progress

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

11/23/2011Mises Daily Articles
In the acts of government, a singleness of conduct is attempted that by its very nature defies the law of variation — the requisite of progress.
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Gun Control: Lessons from European Violence

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

08/15/2011Mises Daily Articles
The state both caused the problem and prevented people from protecting themselves from the resulting violence.
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Grappling with the Banality of Evil

War and Foreign Policy

07/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
"The plan was to kill people, sir."
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Greenspan's Fatal Conceit

The FedMonetary Theory

07/26/2011Mises Daily Articles
There was no "irrational exuberance"; the exuberance was completely rational given the price signals at the time.
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Google Plus: Learning from Failure

The EntrepreneurFree Markets

07/15/2011Mises Daily Articles
Why all this fierce competition, all this innovation, all this frantic code work to create the perfect digital world?
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Geeks Need to Know Economics

Financial MarketsFree MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

04/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
I am a geek. But I often find that when a tech author is reporting on certain events, he lacks a proper understanding of economic theory.
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Guerrilla Hoarding

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/12/2011Mises Daily Articles
In common usage, anyone who stores more of a good than their neighbors do is often viewed as a "hoarder." A common example of hoarding is stocking up on durable grocery items. Historically, governments have frowned upon hoarding. What's good for us is bad for them.
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Government Spending Is Bad Economics

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

03/31/2011Mises Daily Articles
Government is a large disequilibrating force on the market. It forcibly redistributes economic goods and distorts the continuous process of coordination.
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