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Central Banks Are Not Innocent Bystanders

The FedMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

11/17/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Economist recently opined that interest rates don't affect investment. This claim is based on an empirical study that contradicts what we already know: that lower prices lead to more demand. In the end, the problem lies with the researches who fail to account for the behavior of...
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Can Anarcho-Capitalism Work?

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

11/14/2014Mises Daily Articles
The term “anarcho-capitalism” has, we might say, rather an arresting quality. But while the term itself may jolt the newcomer, the ideas it embodies are compelling and attractive, and represent the culmination of a long development of thought.
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Could the ‘Taylor Rule’ Have Prevented the Housing Bubble?

Money and BanksOther Schools of Thought

10/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
Tom Woods and Mateusz Machaj discuss the problem with John Taylor's rule for monetary policy.
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Can Austrian Theory Help Financial Prediction?

Financial MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

10/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
Data alone doesn't tell you the whole story, which is a core proposition of the Austrian approach. Instead, you need to start with good theory that tells you which data you need and where to look next.
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Clean Water, Scarcity, and Market Prices

The Environment

09/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Many people are willing to donate much money to clean up government-owned lakes and streams and to spend many hours fundraising and complaining about pollution. But suggest to those people they should just pay market prices for access to those same bodies of water, they become indignant.
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Carl Menger’s Revolution

History of the Austrian School of Economics

08/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Discrete marginalism, despite being non-mathematical, is superior to neoclassical marginalism. Usage of derivatives is not a sign of a more scientific method.
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Confusing Capitalism with Fractional Reserve Banking

The FedFree MarketsGold Standard

08/06/2014Mises Daily Articles
Banking in its current form is not capitalism.
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Congress, Extortion, and Unfunded Mandates

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

07/08/2014Mises Daily Articles
James Bennett discusses his new book on federal mandates with the Mises Institute.
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Cartels and Subsidies in Canadian Agriculture

Corporate WelfareLegal SystemInterventionism

05/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
Canadian agricultural policy today subsidizes and controls markets in grain, dairy, and other products to ensure profitability.
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Cognitive Dissonance on Minimum Wages and Maximum Rents

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
The minimum wage forces the price of labor up, and rent control forces the price of rental housing down.
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