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Diversity in Goals Brings Diversity in Value

PricesValue and Exchange

11/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Every person has different goals for himself, which means everyone will value differently the means to attain those ends. No central planner can know these goals and values.
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Deficit Spending Is the Government's Perfect Weapon

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

11/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
A perpetual and unlimited debt brings the cheapening of money and then inflation, whereby the middle class is economically murdered in its sleep.
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David Gordon: The Life and Times of Murray Rothbard


10/21/2014Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon and Jeff Deist discuss Rothbard’s life from an insider’s perspective, his relationship with Mises and the areas where they disagreed, and more.
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Do We Need a Lender of Last Resort?

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

10/20/2014Mises Daily Articles
Efficient banks have many options for lenders and credit when banking crises hit. It's the inefficient and insolvent banks that must turn to a central bank. But do we really want central banks that reward insolvency and encourage inefficiency?
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Drug Warriors Claim Colorado Going to Pot

Big GovernmentHealth

09/09/2014Mises Daily Articles
Drug warriors rely on bad and manipulated data to make the claim that respecting private property rights in Colorado is "terrible public policy."
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Don’t Assume What Is "Unseen" Doesn’t Exist

The FedInterventionism

08/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
Protectionism harms US consumers by taking away options they prefer (and patriotism does not justify helping some American producers beggar American consumers).
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Democracy, War, and the Myth of the Neutral State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

05/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
The real sovereign is the small ruling class that makes the final decisions in the state of emergency.
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Differences Don’t Necessarily Equal Discrimination

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

04/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
To blame every income discrepancy on dTo blame every income discrepancy on discrimination leads to very odd conclusions.iscrimination leads to very odd conclusions.
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Deflating the Deflation Myth

The FedBusiness Cycles

04/02/2014Mises Daily Articles
Deflation serves as the theoretical justification of every inflationary action taken by the Federal Reserve and central banks around the world.
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Democracy and Government Spending: Extend and Pretend

Big GovernmentOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

02/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
One of the delusions oOne of the delusions of any democratic government is the “other guy will pay” syndrome.f any democratic government is the “other guy will pay” syndrome.
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