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Government Projects do not "Create Jobs"

Free MarketsInterventionismProduction Theory

08/19/2008Mises Daily Articles
Whatever your feeling on the need to improve state roads, do not let the myth of "job creation" and a "boost to the economy" be the rationale.
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Going for the Heart

The FedInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

08/14/2008Mises Daily Articles
The Fed has destroyed our money, funded unjust wars, given rise to a ghastly bureaucratic state, and pumped up more credit bubbles than we can count.
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Getting Closer to Debasing the Currency

Booms and BustsThe FedMonetary Theory

08/07/2008Mises Daily Articles
Mises proposed ending the government money-supply monopoly — which he identified as the root of the problem — and returning money to the free market.
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Grand Theft Society

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsInterventionism

07/01/2008Mises Daily Articles
We need to shut down the machinery that allows government to enact its plans.
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Get "Liberty"

Media and CultureEntrepreneurship

05/01/2008Mises Daily Articles
This is the reason that libertarianism can't really be called a movement, and it's a good thing too. One man tried to buy it, control it, and turn it towards anti-intellectualism for a political purpose.
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Garet Garrett: Far Forward of the Trenches

BiographiesFree MarketsU.S. History

03/27/2008Mises Daily Articles
Garrett wanted his government to mind its own business. This is because he wanted Americans to be able to mind their own business without being taxed, conscripted or killed in other people's causes. Garrett supported national defense. But he did not want his country to volunteer for a...
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Generalissimo Washington: How He Crushed the Spirit of Liberty

BiographiesU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

02/18/2008Mises Daily Articles
Washington set out to transform a people's army, uniquely suited for a libertarian revolution, into another orthodox and despotically ruled statist force after the familiar European model.
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Genetic Discrimination Saves Lives

Free MarketsHealthInterventionism

01/30/2008Mises Daily Articles
While the supposed purpose of genetic antidiscrimination laws is to "protect genetic privacy," the actual effect is to remove the ability of insurers to provide financial incentives for people to get screened for potentially fatal genetic risk factors. This will only lead to unnecessary deaths from...
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Greenspan Absolves Himself

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Theory

11/06/2007Mises Daily Articles
According to Greenspan, the Fed doesn't have much control over long-term interest rates.
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Go for Gold

Booms and BustsThe FedGold Standard

11/01/2007Mises Daily Articles
But then finally the masses wake up. They become suddenly aware of the fact that inflation is a deliberate policy and will go on endlessly. A breakdown occurs. The crack-up boom appears
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