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We Don’t Need “Animal Spirits” to Understand Economics

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

04/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
Mainstream economics often invokes vague and unquantifiable concepts like animal spirits to explain how economies work.
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What Libertarianism Is, and Isn't

04/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
The explosive growth in the number of converts to libertarianism since Ron Paul first ran for president is one of the most exciting developments of my lifetime. But I’d like to issue a note of caution. There are several ways a young libertarian can distinguish himself. He can be an effective...
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What to Expect From Janet Yellen

The FedInterventionism

04/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Fed has painted itself into a corner. There is no way that the nation can avoid either a recession or the collapse of the value of the dollar. We should prefer the recession, then insist on an end to monetary expansion, regardless of the howls from the politicians.
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We Do Not Live in a Post-Scarcity World

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsOther Schools of Thought

03/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
Rifkin misses the mark because he ignores Menger’s theory of value and the role of the entrepreneur.
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Why the Nostalgia for an Old Communist Economy?

Global EconomyInterventionism

03/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
The true state of the old communist economy under Tito reveals an economy addicted to debt that lagged behind most of Europe.
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Why the Wealth Effect Doesn’t Work

The FedOther Schools of Thought

03/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
The overarching pervasiveness of wealth effect acceptance is not wholly surprising, for it is a perfect blend of the Monetarist and Keynesian Schools.
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Why Some Emerging Markets Are Heading for a Bust

Global EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

02/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
Central banks in both Turkey and Argentina have tightened their monetary policies setting in motion an economic bust.
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Why There Should Be a Free Market in Food Labeling

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/31/2014Mises Daily Articles
Food companies should be able to put whatever they want on the labels of their products.
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We Win the NY Times Prize

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

01/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
The NY Times , like its columnist, Paul Krugman, is upset at the Mises Institute. Why might that be? Because we’re making so much progress with the young against Keynesianism, the warfare state, and other evils.
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Wall Street and Main Street in Fiction and Film

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and Culture

01/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
A good story, told through a novel, play, or film is more likely to affect one’s views of economics and human nature than is any well-footnoted and didactic tome.
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