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The "State of Nature" Is a State of Poverty

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

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There is a persistent myth that capitalism has destroyed what would have been a natural abundance and peace of mind. Yet nature does not generate abundance or peace. The characteristic mark of the "state of nature" is irreconcilable conflict.
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Statistics: Achilles' Heel of Government

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/22/2019Mises Daily Articles
Without government stats, the state would be crippled in justifying its interventionism. If the government received no railroad statistics, for example, how in the world could it even start to regulate railroad rates, finances, and other affairs?
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Classical Economics vs. The Exploitation Theory

World HistoryCalculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest TheoryMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

03/21/2019Mises Daily Articles
Not only is capitalism not a system of the exploitation of labor, but the real system of the exploitation of labor is socialism.
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The Trouble With Socialist Anarchism

03/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard was an advocate of the stateless society, but he was never accepted by the anarchist movement and is still considered more a "capitalist lackey" than anarchist thinker.
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No todas las condiciones de salud son asegurables

HealthInterventionismPolitical Theory

03/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
El hecho de que la atención médica sea costosa no es una condición necesaria o suficiente para exigir la cobertura. Si cree que los precios de la atención médica parecen no tener sentido ahora, simplemente espere hasta que vea lo que sucede cuando la cobertura obligatoria elimina cualquier...
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Not Every Health Condition Is Insurable

HealthInterventionismPolitical Theory

03/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
If you think healthcare pricing seems nonsensical now, just wait until you see what happens when mandated coverage removes any semblance of rational insurance pricing.
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Natural and Neutral Rates of Interest in Theory and Policy Formulation

Capital and Interest TheoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

03/13/2019Mises Daily Articles
The so-called "art of central banking" lies in picking the "right" target interest rate. But, there's no way to know the "correct" rate without giving markets freedom from central bankers.
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On Equality and Inequality

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/11/2019Mises Daily Articles
The fact that men are born unequal in regard to physical and mental capacities cannot be argued away.
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Enterprising Education: Doing Away with the Public School System

EducationFree MarketsEntrepreneurship

03/07/2019Mises Daily Articles
Besides national defense, no government-provided service enjoys as much exemption from scrutiny as the provision and subsidization of primary public education.
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La política antimonopolio es tanto dañina como inútil

Legal SystemInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

02/21/2019Mises Daily Articles
Ya sea que la legislación antimonopolio siga o no siendo útil para los consumidores, o tenga algún sentido económico, sigue siendo totalmente discutible.
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