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When State-Subsidized Industries Attack

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
While the state supports of industry may have seemed like gifts at the beginning, the distorted framework of the government-directed economy makes everyone worse off.
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When High Taxes Lead to Revolution

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

07/31/2014Mises Daily Articles
The lack of revolutions, even in highly-taxed societies points to the possibility that many are willing to tolerate rather high taxation rates.
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Why Faster Is Often Better, But Not Always

Production Theory

07/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
Booms and busts are brewing in the real economy, but computers that can quickly solve math problems won't tell you much about how business cycles work.
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What Is the Rate of Return on the Louisiana Purchase?

Financial MarketsU.S. HistoryValue and Exchange

07/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
The true benefits of the Louisiana and Alaska Purchases are less clear than their value to pro-government propaganda.
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When Steelers Steal

InterventionismProduction Theory

07/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
In a free economy, firms threatened with competition often respond by searching for ways to increase efficiencies and improving on economies of scale and scope.
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Why the Mainstream Fails to Understand Recessions

Booms and BustsThe Fed

07/02/2014Mises Daily Articles
Many Austrians saw the bust coming, and thanks to Austrian economics, we also better understand the details of how booms and busts work.
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Why Timid Reforms of Central Banks Won’t Work

The FedInterventionismMonetary Theory

06/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
Those who are calling for small reforms like changes to the Fed’s dual mandate are wrong. It is now clear that the Fed and the European Central Bank are hard-wired to inflate the money supply while encouraging banks to make excessively risky loans. Radical changes are needed.
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Walter Block: Libertarianism from A to Z

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

06/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
Walter Block’s new book Toward a Libertarian Society covers a wide variety of topics from the death penalty to secession, and from war to macroeconomics.
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Why the Fed Is Nothing to Celebrate

The FedInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/23/2014Mises Daily Articles
For 100 years, the Fed has served to protect the interests of powerful banks through inflationary monetary policy. The Dallas Fed opened an historical exhibit, the Kansas City Fed released a documentary, and the New York Fed even started a Facebook page, all to commemorate the date.
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Why Foreign Politicians Hate Your Freedom

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Governments don’t like it when neighboring countries offer freedoms not available at home. The presence of a more-free jurisdiction right across the border can lead to out-migration and local demands for similar freedoms in the home territory. So states seek to punish, annex, or persecute their non...
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