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Do Taxpayers Want to Pay For Those Shut Down Government Services?

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

01/20/2018Mises Daily Articles
In addition to kicking the can down the deficit road year after year, the federal government employs a variety of tools to mask the true cost of government.

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Descentralizar la política comercial global

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionismValue and Exchange

01/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
¿Qué pasa si Chile subsidia su producción de vino? Eso es muy malo para los contribuyentes de Chile, pero es bueno para el resto del mundo.

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Decentralize Global Trade Policy

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionismValue and Exchange

01/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
What if Chile subsidizes its wine production? That's too bad for Chile's taxpayers, but great for the rest of the world.

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Doomsayers Doomed in Washington State Marijuana Debate

The Police StateU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/25/2015Mises Daily Articles
Legal recreational marijuana has now been legal in Washington State for two and a half years. During that time, violent crime has decreased, and the doom-laden predictions of opponents to legalization have failed to come true.

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Dumping the Euro Isn’t a Cure-All: Easy Money Lets Governments Avoid Free-Market Reforms

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

06/25/2015Mises Daily Articles
The euro is an inflationary fiat currency, but it’s apparently not inflationary enough for many profligate European governments that want their own local currencies so they can inflate even more, and use easy money to temporarily cover up many economic sins.

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Does Military Defense Require Large States?

Global EconomyThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

06/12/2015Mises Daily Articles
Opponents of secession and decentralization claim that secession is self-destructive because small states will find themselves defenseless in the face of military aggression. In fact, small states enjoy many advantages in wealth, flexibility, and decentralization that are lacking in larger,...

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Don’t Trust the Economic Oracles

Global EconomyPhilosophy and Methodology

06/04/2015Mises Daily Articles
Mathematical economic models have a poor record of making accurate predictions, which makes sense since human action cannot be quantified by numbers. On the other hand, an understanding of sound economics can help us make good qualitative predictions.

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Did You Pay Your "Fair Share" on Tax Day?

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPrivate Property

04/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
The pro-tax crowd continues to tell us that the rich aren't paying their "fair share" and that the system taxes the poor more than the rich. The opposite is true, although this doesn’t justify more taxes for either the rich or the poor.

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Do We Want High Prices or Low Prices?

PricesSubjectivismValue and Exchange

04/21/2015Mises Daily Articles
We’re often told that some prices should be high, and some others should be low. But the real goal should not be high prices or low prices, but a price system that communicates what is valued in society.

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Drought and the Failure of Big Government in California

The EnvironmentU.S. Economy

04/10/2015Mises Daily Articles
In California, the price of water is set by politicians, and not by markets, so that cheap water benefits some interest groups over others. It should now surprise no one that the state is in the midst of a water crisis.

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