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Set Culture Free

Media and Culture

01/02/2012Mises Daily Articles
Intellectual-property advocate Robert Levine ignores the group that all of this is meant to serve: the consumers.
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Some Additional Reflections on the Economic Crisis and the Theory of the Cycle

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

12/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
The world financial crisis and recession have provided Austrian economists with a golden opportunity.
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Some Considerations on Economic Laws

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPolitical Theory

11/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
These idealists reveal themselves as believers in force and the efficacy of police measures to curb the egoism of individuals.
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Steve Jobs Was No Innovator — He Was Better

The Entrepreneur

11/22/2011Mises Daily Articles
While not necessarily an innovator, Steve Jobs personifies something far more powerful in a free society — the entrepreneur. An "entrepreneur" is one who "organizes an enterprise through risk and initiative." He accomplished this feat in spades.
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Shakespeare: The Ultimate Market Product

Media and CultureWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

11/16/2011Mises Daily Articles
The Bard could have been the greatest literary success to never happen had it not been for early-18th-century booksellers.
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Smashing Protectionist "Theory" (Again)

Free MarketsInterventionism

11/15/2011Mises Daily Articles
The sheaf of protectionist arguments, many plausible at first glance, are really a tissue of egregious fallacies.
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State of Incarceration: Spontaneous Order behind Bars

Free MarketsEntrepreneurship

11/14/2011Mises Daily Articles
The Mexican Mafia has become a state, with a monopoly of violence and coercion over a geographical area.
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Shadow Labor

Free MarketsInterventionism

11/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
Shadow work is any work we do that we aren't directly compensated for. What its critics miss is that this shadow work is one of the effects of inflation, along with the government's ongoing effort to prop up the cost of labor with regulations and the minimum wage.
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Smash Capitalism and You Destroy Civilization

EducationFree MarketsInterventionism

10/24/2011Mises Daily Articles
We would do well to study the intellectual, political, social, and economic history that made Mises write with such urgency and passion.
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Strigl's Capital and Production

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

10/20/2011Mises Daily Articles
Strigl's 1934 contribution to Austrian capital theory is brought to the English-speaking world for the first time.
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