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Ownership of the Product by Capitalists

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

11/25/2017Mises Daily Articles
Popular literature attributes enormous "power" to the capitalist. However, this is far from the case.
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Opportunity and the Entrepreneur

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipSubjectivism

10/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
The discovery and (potential) exploitation of opportunities is proposed as the unit of analysis for entrepreneurship research.
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Our Current Illusion of Prosperity

Booms and BustsU.S. Economy

04/01/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Fed and Washington politicians tell us how well the economy is doing, but the problems of the last financial crisis remain, and if we look closer, we find stagnant wages, ageing equipment, and lenders looking to scrape the bottom of the barrel.
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Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath


11/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
Economists can use their knowledge for both good and evil, and for those in government, such knowledge is often used to deceive and make government programs look less costly than they are.
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Obamacare Is Not a Revolution, It Is Mere Evolution

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionismPrices

10/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Liberty-loving people are right to be appalled by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, just about every evil in the legislation has already been inflicted on the market through fifty years of state destruction of the healthcare market.
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Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

04/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Recent research has shown that the United States government functions to benefit wealthy interests while ignoring the average citizen.
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Obamacare Delay: Good Politics, Bad Economics


02/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
The decision to delay small employer mandates, but embrace reduced future labor supply is an example of bad economics, but good politics.
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Our Time Is Now

History of the Austrian School of Economics

12/27/2013Mises Daily Articles
Mises said the causes of freedom and Austrian economics had to be advanced by a dual program: scholarly work in the defense of freedom and educating business and professional leaders with the compelling case for the Austrian School. Mises would be proud of what you have helped the Mises Institute...
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Obamacare’s Many Negative Side-Effects Should Surprise No One


12/26/2013Mises Daily Articles
Government intervention causes iatrogenics — unintended negative consequences that hurt the very people they’re intended to help. Nowhere is this better exemplified than with Obamacare, a policy intended to bring insurance to all that has in effect taken it away from many. This paradox can be...
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