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How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPraxeology

05/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
One of Carl Menger’s contributions was his primacy of the consumer in determining value and price, not only in the marketplace but in all economic activity.
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Health Care and the Candy Store Called Socialism


05/08/2014Mises Daily Articles
In socialist countries of old, it was easy to find cookies and candies in state-owned stores while fresh meat and bread was rare.
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How Minimum Wage Laws Increase Poverty

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Those who keep their jobs benefit from minimum-wage increases, but less-skilled and less-experienced workers face greater competition from other low-wage workers.
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How Government Wrecks the Economy

Big GovernmentEducationInterventionism

03/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Whether it’s “pure” socialism or the so-called mixed economy, the historical record is clear that government intervention makes us poorer.
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How the Drug War Failed Philip Seymour Hoffman

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
The war on drugs did not prevent Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug addiction.
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How Measuring GDP Encourages Government Meddling

U.S. EconomyInterventionism

03/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
The way GDP is calculated is problematic for many reasons. Many economists have long opposed government GDP statistics, because a government that can claim to know how much an economy has grown, can more easily claim that it can tinker with the economy to get more growth.
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Herbert Spencer, Freedom, and Empire

BiographiesFree Markets

03/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
Spencer asked: “How could the pursuit of trade, which is voluntary, sit well with the practice of militarism?”
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How the NSA Made Your Legal Defense Illegal

Legal SystemThe Police State

03/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
The U.S government has deemed all evidence of spying to be Top Secret, and maintains it’s illegal for you to know about it or use it in court.
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How Inflation Destroys the Wealth of Nations

The FedGlobal EconomyInterventionism

03/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
The current crisis and impending collapse of the EMU are attributable to profound flaws in the original monetary foundations of the euro.
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How Special-Interest Groups Benefit from Minimum Wage Laws

Big GovernmentInterventionism

02/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
When labor becomes too expensive relative to cost, substitutes for minimum-wage jobs arise.
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