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Anatomy of the Bank Run

Free MarketsMoney and BanksInterventionism

07/12/2018Mises Daily Articles
It would be instructive to see how many banks would survive if the massive governmental props were finally taken away.

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A Case for Alternative History

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

06/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
The history that didn't happen can be just as interesting as the history that did.

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Aristotle on Private Property and Money

BiographiesWorld HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryPrivate Property

11/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
Although Aristotle scorned moneymaking and was scarcely a partisan of laissez-faire, he set forth a trenchant argument in favor of private property.

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A Case for Monetary Independence

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/11/2015Mises Daily Articles
"Sound money and free banking are not impossible; they are merely illegal," Hans Sennholz wrote. Today, the barriers to competition in money and free-market banking are numerous, but even a few non-radical changes could open up a new world of options and competition for bankers and consumers.

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A Portrait of the Classical Gold Standard

World HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

04/06/2015Mises Daily Articles
While not at all perfect, the classical gold standard of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century facilitated some of the greatest leaps in economic prosperity ever witnessed. Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna surveys the views of central bankers and economists of the time.

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A Necessary Correction in the Oil Industry

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

03/18/2015Mises Daily Articles
Oil prices have fallen largely due to economic and political realities in China and the US. The resulting correction is a good thing, and, in spite of what many panicky central bankers think, falling oil prices are a good thing.

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Abe Lincoln’s Ethnic Nationalism

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

03/12/2015Mises Daily Articles
George Kateb's new book, Lincoln's Political Thought , is an important addition to Lincoln scholarship. Kateb appears to understand that Lincoln was more of a nationalist than a moral crusader, although Kateb's conclusions about the Civil War inspire skepticism.

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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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