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A Liberal Education At a Zero Price

EducationMedia and Culture

02/23/2015Mises Daily Articles
Some promoters of big government are now worried that the government isn't spending enough taxpayer money, time, and energy on teaching the liberal arts. Society would benefit greatly from a flowering of liberal education, but do we really need the government to make that happen?
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Austrians and the Mainstream

Money and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/27/2015Mises Daily Articles
John Cochran discusses his career as an economist and how the academic world has changed for Austrians in recent decades.
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A Capitalist Christmas

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

12/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Christmas is the most pro-capitalist of all holidays because its worldly joys are based on private property, voluntary exchange, and mutual benefit. It's also one of the least political of all major holidays.
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A Conversation with Mises University Alumnus Ray Walter

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

12/20/2014Mises Daily Articles
Mises University Alumnus Ray Walter, now a PhD student in physics and mathematics at the University of Arkansas, discusses his work with the Mises Institute and how it has influenced his academic career.
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All I Want for Christmas is a (Real) Government Shutdown

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

12/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
Those who voted for the omnibus to avoid a shutdown fail to grasp that the consequences of blindly expanding government are far worse than the consequences of a temporary government shutdown.
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Antipathy for the State Is Not Enough

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

11/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
In this interview, Jeff Deist discusses taxes, his time working for Ron Paul, members of Congress, and how the Austrian movement is attracting more brilliant people than ever.
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A Golden Opportunity for Switzerland

Global EconomyGold StandardMoney and Banking

11/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Swiss are set to vote on a new initiative requiring the central bank to keep at least 20 percent of its assets in gold." How would such a measure be enacted and how would it affect Switzerland's economy?
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American Tariffs and Wars From the Revolution to the Depression

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

11/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
American revolutionaries revolted in part over high tariffs, but the new American state immediately began raising tariffs after the revolution, and tariffs have played an important role in American wars, imperialism, and crony capitalism ever since.
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Austerity as Economic Liberation

Taxes and SpendingPrivate Property

10/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
Austerity is nothing more than allowing the private sector more control over what it produces. Those who argue against austerity are claiming that government will more wisely spend, invest, and save than private persons and firms.
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An Austrian Economist Reports From a Mainstream Economics Conference

Global EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
Christopher Westley reports from this year's National Association of Business Economists Convention. He finds that the mainstream's intellectual blinders are firmly in place, and that the “fatal conceit” Friedrich Hayek wrote about in 1988 is alive and well in 2014.
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