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Disintegration of the Fur Monopoly

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/17/2012Mises Daily Articles
Within a decade of the Puritans' arrival in Massachusetts, the Plymouth fur trade had virtually disappeared. How did this happen?
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Defending Kim Kardashian

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/09/2012Mises Daily Articles
Unlike the government, Kardashian forces no one to purchase her products or services.
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Folding of the Ideological Spectrum

Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

12/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
Whoever the president, whatever the party in power, Moynihan managed to land on his feet — and on top.
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Direct Government Interference with Consumption

Free MarketsInterventionism

12/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
Governments, which are eager to keep up the outward appearance of freedom even when curtailing freedom, disguise their direct interference with consumption under the cloak of interference with business.
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Don't Just Try


12/09/2011Mises Daily Articles
Successful entrepreneurs do not simply try, nor do they waste their money hiring employees simply to try.
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Decline of the Great Tradition

EducationU.S. HistoryInterventionism

12/09/2011Mises Daily Articles
Our institutions have conducted among themselves a grand competition for numbers — on ruinous terms.
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Defending the Austrian Explanation of the Great Depression from an Internet Attack

Booms and BustsThe FedOther Schools of Thought

12/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
Scott Sumner will have to go back to the drawing board in his attempt to deny that there was any type of inflation during the 1920s.
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Depoliticize Everything

Big GovernmentOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

10/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
When politics isn't fomenting conflict, raising time preferences, and stupefying the nation, it is attenuating progress. Contrary to the incessant jabbering on the need for "change," all politicians despise change. Change erodes political power and undermines regimes.
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Does the World Need a World Bank?

The FedGlobal EconomyInterventionismMonetary Theory

10/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
An increase in the quantity of money doesn't bring any general improvement of conditions.
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Decriminalize the Average Man

Legal SystemInterventionism

10/12/2011Mises Daily Articles
The average person unknowingly breaks at least three federal criminal laws every day.
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