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Rockefeller, Morgan, and War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

03/20/2017Mises Daily Articles
During the 1930s, the Rockefellers pushed hard for war against Japan.

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Railway Socialism and Safety

Taxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

05/21/2015Mises Daily Articles
In the wake of the Amtrak railway disaster, we’re likely to hear that the solution to the problem is more tax funding and regulation. Few will suggest privatizing the railways. But the historical record suggests that privatization does indeed make for safer railroads.

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Rothbard and Market Economics in China

Global EconomyWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

05/02/2015Mises Daily Articles
In this interview, Jing Jin, Associate Dean at the China Economics and Management Academy in Beijing, discusses how Mises and Rothbard have affected her academic work, and how Austrian economics is gaining traction in China today.

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Recent Economic Data Shows the Good Side of Deflation

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/20/2015Mises Daily Articles
Data from Japan, Spain, Greece, and the Netherlands all suggest that deflation is not the disaster many economists suggest it is. In fact, there's good reason to believe that economies really start to take off when prices fall the most.

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Revolutions Eat Their Parents

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

01/12/2015Mises Daily Articles
Revolutionaries often place their trust in unlimited government to remake the world in their image, but unrestrained states have a habit of turning on those who support them.

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Reading the Road Map to a Police State

The Police StatePrivate Property

10/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
In this review of Radley Balko's Rise of the Warrior Cop Aaron Tao examines the history of government policing, rights that have been lost, and the symbiotic relationship between the police state and the war on drugs.

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Rothbard on Self-Defense and War

War and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

10/14/2014Mises Daily Articles
Contrary to the claims of many advocates for expanding the already-huge war apparatus of the United States, Libertarians in general — and Murray Rothbard in particular — are not pacifists, but reject the killing of innocents and other unjustified forms of military aggression.

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Regulate It First, Learn About It Never

Big GovernmentCalculation and Knowledge

09/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
Politicians and regulators usually don’t know what they don’t know about everything from health care to your small business, but that sort of compound ignorance won’t stop them from regulating the minutiae of everyday life and commerce.

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Ron Paul and Mark Spitznagel Talk Freedom, Farming, and the Fed

The FedFree MarketsMoney and Banks

09/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
Investor Mark Spitznagel and Ron Paul discuss agriculture policy, Wall Street, fiat money, investing, and Ron Paul’s plans for the future.

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Rethinking Japan’s ''Lost Decades''

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld History

08/29/2014Mises Daily Articles
The "Lost Decade" narrative in Japan and the US has kept the drive for more government intervention going for a long time.

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