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Greenspan Came Not to Save Consumers but to Bury Them

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

04/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
By 2004 and 2005, he gave speeches exhorting Americans to buy adjustable-rate, interest-only and negative-amortizing mortgages.
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Giovanni Botero: The First Malthusian

BiographiesGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryProduction Theory

04/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
"There is of course no point whatever in trying to formulate independent 'laws' for the behavior of two interdependent quantities.
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GDP and Extended Low Rates

Corporate WelfareThe FedFinancial MarketsInterventionism

03/29/2010Mises Daily Articles
So no matter what GDP numbers the Commerce Department spins out, the interest rate Chairman Bernanke controls will stay low "for an extended period."
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Got Geisteswissenschaft?

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

03/24/2010Mises Daily Articles
It was Misesian (myself) vs. Rothbardians (nir, wilderness, and Conza), and it got rocky a few times. But tempers cooled, concessions were made, compliments were passed, common ground was discovered, and new ways of looking at the issue were found by both sides.
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George Buchanan: Radical Calvinist

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

03/18/2010Mises Daily Articles
Over two decades before the Spanish Jesuit de Mariana, George Buchanan arrived, for the first time, at a truly individualist theory of natural rights and sovereignty — and therefore a justification for individual acts of tyrannicide.
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Governmental Aids to Monopoly

03/09/2010Mises Daily Articles
One of the oldest and most widespread methods of government regulation is to prohibit specified activities without the express permission of the government. In the 16th century King Henry II of France carried this type of regulation to its extreme limit, at least in theory, when he declared that...
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Garet Garrett's Invaluable Lesson

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureInterventionismMoney and Banking

03/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
The world already has the Great Depression as a warning. But governments and the bureaucrats who run them have decided to ignore the lesson. The new crisis of interventionism is fast approaching, and the market will not wait for governments to realize their errors.
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Garet Garrett and the Coils of Octopean Government

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionism

02/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
Garet Garrett spoke boldly and consistently against "the dim-out of the individual" represented by the political centralization and bureaucratization of American life under FDR.
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Government Against Capitalists

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

02/18/2010Mises Daily Articles
In order to make it easier for the central banks to embark upon credit expansion, the European governments aimed long ago at a concentration of their countries' gold reserves with the central banks.
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Government Is Political

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

02/10/2010Mises Daily Articles
In order to answer these questions, we must realize that government is an agency for coercion, and we should understand how man reacts to coercion or in the absence of coercion.
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