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Secession Begins at Home

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

01/30/2015Mises Daily Articles
The most realistic plan for increasing freedom and free markets is not to vainly hope for a libertarian takeover of DC, but to create our own de facto independent societies right here at home.
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Switzerland Frees the Swiss Franc

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

01/17/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Swiss franc was pegged to the euro in 2011, but after years of easy money in the eurozone, the Swiss have bailed in an effort to save the franc from even more inflation that's expected from the Europen Central Bank.
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Should Economics Emulate Natural Sciences?

Money and BanksBusiness CyclesPhilosophy and Methodology

12/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
The laws of physics can never be absolutely established. For some other law may prove more elegant or capable of explaining a wider range of facts. Hypotheses must be constantly tested. Economics is not like this.
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Stalemate, Crisis, and the Triumph of the Modern State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

11/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
One hundred years ago, the combatants of World War One fought themselves to a standstill. The warring regimes then used the opportunity to clamp down on internal dissent and a host of other liberties.
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State Monopolies Aren’t What They Used to Be

Free MarketsMonopoly and Competition

11/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
States wish to gain monopolies and maintain them in all facets of life, while entrepreneurs strive to offer alternatives to the state. It's our job to prevent the state from simply declaring the competition illegal.
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Socialism and Other Crimes in Venezuela

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld History

11/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
Venezuela is one of the most economically unfree countries in the world, and it has one of the highest crime rates in the world. Unfortunately, President Maduro thinks he can fix the problem by making the country even less free than it is now.
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Sports Stadiums: Temples to Crony Capitalism

Corporate WelfareMedia and Culture

10/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
As one of the most subsidized non-profit organizations in American history, the NFL excels at tackling the American taxpayer.
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Scotland and the Hoppean Blueprint for Secession

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

10/02/2014Mises Daily Articles
In its secession effort, Scotland should have employed the methods recommended by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. That is, it should have been done in a decentralized and piecemeal fashion. However, such efforts would have required the Scots to abandon their welfare state.
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Subsidies, Market Prices, and the 2014 Farm Bill

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareEntrepreneurshipPrices

10/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
2014’s new US Farm Bill eliminates many direct subsidies to farmers, while replacing them with subsidized insurance programs. This will lead to higher costs for taxpayers and distorted markets in the future.
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Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful

Political Theory

09/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
The smaller the size of government, the less power it has to hobble free enterprise with taxes and regulations.
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