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The Corrupt Origins of Central Banking

U.S. HistoryInterventionismMoney and Banking

12/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
The main objective of the Nationalists, who were also known as Federalists, was essentially to establish an American version of the British mercantilist system, the very system that the Revolution had been fought against.

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Three National Treasures: Hazlitt, Hutt, and Rothbard

BiographiesFree MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/30/2017Mises Daily Articles
In an age when loot-seeking is the norm among politicians — both governmental and academic, Hazlitt, Hutt, and Rothbard have held high the banner of truth and freedom.

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The Market for Literary Products

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and Culture

11/23/2017Mises Daily Articles
Capitalism is essentially a system of mass production for the satisfaction of the needs of the masses. Literature is just one example.

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Taxation Is Robbery

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

11/08/2017Mises Daily Articles
It took centuries to end the idea that taxes kept the privileged class in comfort and financed their wars. But now we're told taxes = civilization.

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The Peculiar and Unique Position of Economics

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

11/03/2017Mises Daily Articles
Great men cannot adjust social conditions to their plans if they do not convince public opinion.

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The Truth About the "Robber Barons"

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

11/01/2017Mises Daily Articles
Most of the businessmen we now call Robber Barons got rich by using the power of the state, and not by serving their customers in a free market.

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The Conquest of the United States by Spain

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyOther Schools of Thought

10/06/2017Mises Daily Articles
A modern economist stands aghast at the economic measures adopted by Spain … inspired by some demon of folly, they were so destructive to her prosperity...

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The Genius of Carl Menger

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

09/26/2017Mises Daily Articles
For Menger, economic activity is essentially just planning for the future.

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The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
The division of labor allowed Mel Kiper Jr. and Joel Buchsbaum to create a niche doing what they love: writing football draft reports.

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The War On Cash: Why Now?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/29/2015Mises Daily Articles
Physical cash has long been problematic for governments because it allows people to avoid the banking system, which in turn can lead to tax avoidance and bank runs. It’s much easier to control an economy when all money must remain in banks...

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