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Yes, the Minimum Wage Harms the Economy

Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

02/06/2023Mises Media
The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.
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Yes, Virginia, There IS a Deep State—and It Is Worse than You Think

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. History

01/25/2023Mises Media
We like to think of the "deep state" as a conspiratorial entity. In reality, the term describes much of what the federal government does in broad daylight.
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You've Got to Be Kidding: Professor Demands Animals Stop Eating Each Other


01/04/2023Mises Media
University of Chicago professor Martha C. Nussbaum wants to save the world by preventing animals from eating each other in the wild. David Gordon (after pulling himself off the floor) comments on her proposal.
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You Don’t Know What’s Good for You

Property RightsThe Police State

11/11/2022Mises Media
While personal autonomy is a major topic of conversation, for Rothbard the most important thing is liberty, and liberty and automony are not always the same.
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Yes, Precolonial Africa Had Technology and Economic Life before Colonialism

The EntrepreneurWorld History

08/19/2022Mises Media
Like all other places, Africa has a more nuanced history than what people previously have believed. The continent was not devoid of technology before the advent of colonialism, as there were pockets of inventiveness and small-scale manufacturing.
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Yellen: "Recession" Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Economic PolicyThe FedInflationU.S. Economy

08/05/2022Mises Media
With inflation making workers poorer, and with midterm elections looming, Janet Yellen is doing damage control by arguing over the definition of "recession."
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You Support Ukraine's Independence? Then You Support Secession.

War and Foreign Policy

05/06/2022Mises Media
In 1991, Ukrainians held an election and voted for secession. Today we’re supposed to cheer that. But to suggest something similar for a region of the United States? Well, we’re told that’s just plain wrong.
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You Can't Always Get What You Want

Calculation and KnowledgePraxeology

01/20/2022Mises Daily Articles
Trade-offs are made necessary by scarcity. Individuals must choose between the alternatives forced upon them by reality. A refusal to acknowledge this leads to big problems.
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Yo, el lápiz

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsInterventionismPraxeology

11/18/2017Mises Daily Articles
Este clásico artículo de Leonard Read ilustra lo completamente dependiente que es el mundo de la división del trabajo.
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Your Government-Approved Diet May Kill You

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

05/22/2015Mises Daily Articles
Billions of tax dollars have been spent on scientific studies and public programs designed to tell Americans what to eat and how to be healthy. The experiment has failed, and we have nothing to show for it.
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