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Should We Build a McDonald’s on the Rim of the Grand Canyon?

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

07/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Left alone, the market always allocates resources to the highest bidder i.e., to their most highly valued uses and through this process of investment and reinvestment, capital is accumulated and the marginal productivity of labor increases. Thus when the market remains free, wages and living...
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Shinzo Abe and the Three Magic Arrows

The FedGlobal EconomyInterventionism

06/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
Despite claims to the contrary, Japan’s economy is continuing to suffer mightily under the leadership of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Abe’s so-called “three arrows” of monetary stimulus, fiscal stimulus, and structural reform, have crippled the Japanese economy with higher taxes, inflation, and easy...
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Speaking Truth to Monetary Power

The FedMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

05/23/2014Mises Daily Articles
Until Ron Paul raised the issue at the national level, the Federal Reserve had been treated with lazy indifference.
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Should E-Cig Manufacturers Love the FDA?

The EntrepreneurHealthInterventionism

05/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
Some e-cig companies think new FDA regs are great. Smaller or less-established firms, however, may be less enthusiastic.
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Scarcity, Monopoly, and Intellectual Property

Monopoly and Competition

04/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
Law and rights do not depend on the dictates of the state. There is growing acceptance of Jeremy Bentham’s dictum that “property is entirely the creature of law.”
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Sweatshops: A Way Out of Poverty

Free MarketsGlobal Economy

03/20/2014Mises Daily Articles
Third world sweatshops benefit workers much the way factories in Great Britain and the US did during the Industrial Revolution.
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Sindicatos y libertad de asociación

Free MarketsInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

03/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Los sindicatos y la negociación colectiva no son necesariamente ilegítimos. Los trabajadores que buscan otros acuerdos no son «free riders», sino que son víctimas del poder del monopolio sindical.
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Starvation and Military Keynesianism: Lessons from Nazi Germany

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

12/16/2013Mises Daily Articles
The myth endures that after Hitler inherited a country ravaged by the Great Depression in 1933, his aggressive policies turned the nation around and created an economic powerhouse. But the truth is something far different. It became a story of rationing, shortages, and misery in the Third Reich.
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Social Security: The Most Successful Ponzi Scheme in History

Big GovernmentInterventionism

11/22/2013Mises Daily Articles
An average-earning male retires in 2010 and gets $277,000 in lifetime benefits, $23,000 less than his lifetime taxes.
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Science is More than Mathematics

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

09/16/2013Mises Daily Articles
Mainstream economics remains wedded to using data as an end in itself, such that the availability of data alone often determines the extent of economic inquiry.
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