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Modern Banking’s Fatal Flaw

07/11/2012Mises Daily Articles
The current financial crisis is no accident. It is the predictable and logical result of fractional-reserve banking and the symbiosis between politics and banking that make this system possible. Only a return to legally sound banking principles can remedy this unfortunate situation.
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Mr. Molyneux Responds

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/11/2012Mises Daily Articles
Last week, I reviewed, in not altogether favorable terms, Stefan Molyneux's book Universally Preferable Behavior . The author has replied.
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Must America Embrace Empire to Be Safe?

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

06/27/2012Mises Daily Articles
The book American Empire is a debate between two "realist" authors on the practical virtues of empire.
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Marriage Under the Influence of the Idea of Contract

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/16/2012Mises Daily Articles
As the idea of contract enters the law of marriage, it breaks the rule of the male, and makes the wife a partner with equal rights.
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Market Order in War-Torn Iraq

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

04/05/2012Mises Daily Articles
Free-market solutions have blossomed in spite of being in the heart of a country ravaged by economic sanctions and all but total war.
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Mises on the Basics of Money

Monetary Theory

03/28/2012Mises Daily Articles
Why would people give up goods and services for little disks of silver and gold that they never actually use?
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World HistoryPolitical Theory

03/19/2012Mises Daily Articles
The term materialism has two entirely different connotations. The first connotation refers to values. The second connotation is ontological.
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Money and the State

Free MarketsLegal SystemInterventionismMoney and Banking

03/13/2012Mises Daily Articles
As a buyer or seller the state has to conform to the conditions of the market.
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Military Spending and Bastiat's "Unseen"

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

02/29/2012Mises Daily Articles
Every dollar spent on the military is a dollar not spent or invested in the civilian economy.
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Mankiw vs. Rothbard on Tax Reform

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

02/21/2012Mises Daily Articles
A Rothbardian perspective shows that even many of today's free-market economists concede too much to the government when discussing tax reform.
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