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American Tariffs and Wars From the Revolution to the Depression

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

11/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
American revolutionaries revolted in part over high tariffs, but the new American state immediately began raising tariffs after the revolution, and tariffs have played an important role in American wars, imperialism, and crony capitalism ever since.
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Austerity as Economic Liberation

Taxes and SpendingPrivate Property

10/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
Austerity is nothing more than allowing the private sector more control over what it produces. Those who argue against austerity are claiming that government will more wisely spend, invest, and save than private persons and firms.
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An Austrian Economist Reports From a Mainstream Economics Conference

Global EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
Christopher Westley reports from this year's National Association of Business Economists Convention. He finds that the mainstream's intellectual blinders are firmly in place, and that the “fatal conceit” Friedrich Hayek wrote about in 1988 is alive and well in 2014.
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Against the State: An Interview with Lew Rockwell

Big GovernmentEducationThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

10/02/2014Mises Daily Articles
John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute talks with Lew Rockwell about his new book, the state, war, police, and education.
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An International View of Drug Prohibition: An Interview with Mark Thornton

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

09/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
In this interview, Mark Thornton discusses his debate on the drug war at Oxford University and provides a view on how drug prohibition is viewed internationally.
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Andy Duncan Explains The Charade of Independence for UKIP and Scotland

Financial MarketsWorld History

09/17/2014Mises Daily Articles
In this transcript of his Mises Weekends interview with Jeff Deist, Andy Duncan handicaps the upcoming secession vote in Scotland and discusses the state of free-market thinking in the UK.
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A New Austrian Textbook for All Economists

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

09/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
Randall Holcombe talks about his new textbook on Austrian economics: “The idea was to write a book for people who already know some economics,” Holcombe says.
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Austrians, Fractional Reserves, and the Money Multiplier

Money and Banks

09/02/2014Mises Daily Articles
Austrian economists have been wrongly accused of many intellectual crimes when it comes to fractional reserve banking. Robert Batemarco adds some clarity to the debate.
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A Sad End for Flashman?

Media and Culture

08/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Flashman Papers serve not only as the enjoyable, politically-incorrect memoirs of the world’s greatest cad, but also as bowdlerization-free historical accounts including the stumbling, botched efforts of an empire that can’t leave anyone alone.
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A Lesson in Economic Analysis from the Minimum Wage Debate

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
Supporters of government interventions like minimum wages. Careful analysis reveals another story, however. Without sound theory to explain them, such simple statistics are meaningless.
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