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Malinvestment, Not Overinvestment, Causes Booms

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismMonetary Theory

09/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The characteristic mark of economic history under capitalism is unceasing economic progress, a steady increase in the quantity of capital goods available, and a continuous trend toward an improvement in the general standard of living.
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Markets, Not Unions, Gave us Leisure

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

09/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The shorter work week is entirely a capitalist invention. As capital investment caused the marginal productivity of labor to increase over time, less labor was required to produce the same levels of output.
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Market Data: Power, War, and Man

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

07/19/2018Mises Daily Articles
Civilization is an achievement of the 'bourgeois' spirit, not of the spirit of war and conquest.
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Martin Van Buren: El Gladstone estadounidense

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
Martin Van Buren favoreció la paz, la libertad y la descentralización. Por lo tanto, la mayoría de los historiadores están predispuestos en su contra.
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Martin Van Buren: The American Gladstone

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
Martin Van Buren favored peace, freedom, and decentralization. Thus, most historians are biased against him.
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Must Free Trade Be Reciprocal?

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/14/2018Mises Daily Articles
Advocates of commercial treaties maintain that freedom of trade must be reciprocal. Whether they know it or not, they are protectionists in principle.
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Mercantilism as the Economic Side of Absolutism

World HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/26/2017Mises Daily Articles
Mercantilism was of necessity a system of state-building, of big government, of high taxes, and the aggrandizing of the nation-state.
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Messianic Communism in the Protestant Reformation

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/30/2017Mises Daily Articles
Some Reformers devoted themselves to the cause of communism as it had supposedly existed in the primitive Christian Church.
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Murray Rothbard and the Deflation Bogey

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Theory

10/14/2017Mises Daily Articles
Contra the "experts," the economy really needs a strong bout of deflation to eradicate malinvestments and to permit the economy to have a real recovery.
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Mises Explains the Drug War

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesInterventionism

09/25/2017Mises Daily Articles
Mises contends, the fact that something is a vice is no reason for suppression by way of commercial prohibitions.
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