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Immigration and Misplaced Blame

Free MarketsInterventionism

11/04/2011Mises Daily Articles
Many have misdirected their anger toward illegal immigrants or the businesses that hire them. Their outrage should be aimed at the state.
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Is Debt Necessary for Recovery?

Booms and BustsMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

11/03/2011Mises Daily Articles
Contrary to the assertions of these pundits, an economy does not need mountains of debt — whether government or private — in order to grow. Corporations can still raise needed financing through issuing equity. There are pros and cons to debt financing, but it isn't necessary for a strong economy.
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I Don't Know

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

11/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
These students of liberty have not yet learned to answer honestly, "I don't know; I never will know; no one will ever know."
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Is Economics Worthless Ideology?

Other Schools of Thought

10/31/2011Mises Daily Articles
They thought they could create a world that could circumvent the long-held laws of economics simply by dismissing these laws as illegitimate.
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In Defense of Flash Trading

Financial MarketsFree MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

10/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
As society and technology progress, the instantaneous sharing of knowledge and information is not something to fear but to celebrate. In a world where capital moves at the speed of light, flash trading ensures that resources will continue to meet more deserving hands and be put to more efficient...
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In Praise of Credit Checks

Free Markets

10/26/2011Mises Daily Articles
The more you behave, the more people trust you. The more certain it becomes that you will pay what you owe, the more people are going to extend you credit. The truly wonderful thing about this system is that it is entirely private. No one is coerced.
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In Praise of the Capitalist 1 Percent

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionismProduction Theory

10/21/2011Mises Daily Articles
What the protesters do not realize is that the wealth of the 1 percent provides the standard of living of the 99 percent.
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In Defense of Human Rights

EducationFree Markets

10/14/2011Mises Daily Articles
Both Mises's and Rothbard's positions have aroused a great deal of discussion. It's time we dig deeper.
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In Defense of Mises's Utilitarianism

Free MarketsPraxeology

10/07/2011Mises Daily Articles
When a moral code is adopted in society, approbation and good will for following the code, as well as reprobation and ill will for violating it, become common.
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Inflationists in Wolves' Clothing

The FedHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

10/06/2011Mises Daily Articles
Just as the interventions of the Hoover administration in the early 1930s led to a massive increase in government under the New Deal and the abandonment of the gold standard, so too have the "stimulus" packages gotten us to the point where raw money printing is a policy option.
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