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You Don’t Know What’s Good for You

Property RightsThe Police State

11/11/2022Mises Media
While personal autonomy is a major topic of conversation, for Rothbard the most important thing is liberty, and liberty and automony are not always the same.
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Yes, Precolonial Africa Had Technology and Economic Life before Colonialism

The EntrepreneurWorld History

08/19/2022Mises Media
Like all other places, Africa has a more nuanced history than what people previously have believed. The continent was not devoid of technology before the advent of colonialism, as there were pockets of inventiveness and small-scale manufacturing.
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Yellen: "Recession" Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Economic PolicyThe FedInflationU.S. Economy

08/05/2022Mises Media
With inflation making workers poorer, and with midterm elections looming, Janet Yellen is doing damage control by arguing over the definition of "recession."
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You Support Ukraine's Independence? Then You Support Secession.

War and Foreign Policy

05/06/2022Mises Media
In 1991, Ukrainians held an election and voted for secession. Today we’re supposed to cheer that. But to suggest something similar for a region of the United States? Well, we’re told that’s just plain wrong.
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You Can't Always Get What You Want

Calculation and KnowledgePraxeology

01/20/2022Mises Daily Articles
Trade-offs are made necessary by scarcity. Individuals must choose between the alternatives forced upon them by reality. A refusal to acknowledge this leads to big problems.
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Yo, el lápiz

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsInterventionismPraxeology

11/18/2017Mises Daily Articles
Este clásico artículo de Leonard Read ilustra lo completamente dependiente que es el mundo de la división del trabajo.
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Your Government-Approved Diet May Kill You

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

05/22/2015Mises Daily Articles
Billions of tax dollars have been spent on scientific studies and public programs designed to tell Americans what to eat and how to be healthy. The experiment has failed, and we have nothing to show for it.
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You Can’t Create More Savings by Printing More Money

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

02/12/2015Mises Daily Articles
Many people think of their investments and their money in the bank as their savings, but savings and money are not the same thing. Nor will creating more money create more savings.
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Yes, Minimum Wages Still Increase Unemployment

Big GovernmentFree MarketsPrices

02/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
In recent years, some economists, contrary to long-established and widely-accepted economic theory, have been claiming that increases in the minimum wage do not increase unemployment. But both logic and the data say otherwise.
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You Can’t Run an Economy with Spreadsheets

Booms and BustsCalculation and Knowledge

08/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
The problem is a confused reading of how markets work, and how governments continue with deficit spending in the service of favored interest groups.
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