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Greenspan's Mysterious Conundrum

The FedFinancial MarketsCapital and Interest TheoryFiscal TheoryMoney and Banking

07/12/2005Mises Daily Articles
Greenspan speaks of a condundrum whereby long-term yields on government bonds are surprisingly low. Why anyone would invest in them is a legitimate question, writes Stefan Karlsson.
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Good Economics Offends

EducationMedia and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

04/28/2005Mises Daily Articles
We tend to think of economics as a sterile, number-clotted discipline, writes Colby Cosh, but most of the great economists have antagonized the received wisdom of their day.
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Government-Enhanced Disaster

12/31/2004Mises Daily Articles
The correlation between poverty and destruction resulting from natural disaster seems to hold up not only with a cross-section of nations, but also over time, writes Timothy Terrell.
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Give Yourself the Gift of Liberty

12/17/2004Mises Daily Articles
Now is the time to prepare for the exciting days to come. Please join us as we forge ahead, stick to principle, and teach tomorrow's intellectual leaders. Together we will work to vindicate, validate, and fully realize the ideas to which our forebears dedicated their lives.
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Government: Trafficking in Failure

Big GovernmentFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism

10/28/2004Mises Daily Articles
Economists of an Austrian bent just can't take off their analytical spectacles, writes Mark Thornton, even when undertaking simple life activities like driving from here to there.
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Government Contractors versus Real Business

The EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurship

10/06/2004Mises Daily Articles
If socialists of old resented Pravda for giving them a bad name, writes Lew Rockwell, free enterprisers ought to feel the same about the Wall Street Journal's editorial page.
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The Fed

02/16/2004Mises Daily Articles
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday and the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. As usual, Wall Street and financial journalists were all in a tizzy. The Dow reached highs not seen since 2001, and the S&P 500 reached...
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Government and the Flu: A Short History

Big GovernmentHealthU.S. HistoryProduction Theory

01/02/2004Mises Daily Articles
The government sets price its flu shot at zero and then wonders how to account for shortages. That's just the beginning of the long history of government errors concerning the flu, writes William Anderson. In the flu pandemic of 1918-1919, an estimated 500,000 Americans died of Spanish Influenza...
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Governments Thrive on Low Expectations

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

08/07/2003Mises Daily Articles
Christopher Westley formulates his own law of economics, which highlights how consumers apply much lower standards to government output, no matter what it is, than they do to the output that results from private markets. How else to explain hysteria about market failure and corporate mis-behavior...
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Global Warming: Nature or Nurture?

The EnvironmentMedia and Culture

06/24/2003Mises Daily Articles
It appears that the issue of global warming is a bit more complicated than those in the major media outlets and the environmentalist organizations would want us to believe. It also appears that our "fragile ecosystem" is a bit more robust than they would have us believe.
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