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Do Taxpayers Want to Pay For Those Shut Down Government Services?

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

5 hours agoMises Daily Articles
In addition to kicking the can down the deficit road year after year, the federal government employs a variety of tools to mask the true cost of government.

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Hazlitt's Reflections at 70

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

01/19/2018Mises Daily Articles
Individuals in the minority can't afford to be just as good as those in the majority. If we hope to convert the majority we have to be much better.

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The Consumption Tax: A Critique

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

01/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
There has been far too much concentration on the form of taxation and not enough on its total amount.

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Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

BiographiesFree MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. History

01/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The history of the Constitution's adoption is the history of a coup d'état.

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Decentralize Global Trade Policy

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionismValue and Exchange

01/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
What if Chile subsidizes its wine production? That's too bad for Chile's taxpayers, but great for the rest of the world.

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What To Do While Waiting to End the Fed

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

01/04/2018Mises Daily Articles
The ideal reform is always the elimination of central banks. But there are also ways to limit the harm central banks do through less-than-ideal reforms.

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The Rise of the West

Free MarketsWorld History

12/29/2017Mises Daily Articles
Throughout history, material privation and chronic insecurity were the norm.

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The Anti-Imperialist League and the Battle Against Empire

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
States have successfully managed to persuade subject populations that any insult to the state is an insult to the people as well.

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Mercantilism as the Economic Side of Absolutism

World HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/26/2017Mises Daily Articles
Mercantilism was of necessity a system of state-building, of big government, of high taxes, and the aggrandizing of the nation-state.

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