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Open Letter to the International Justice Mission

Free MarketsLegal SystemOther Schools of Thought

07/19/2012Mises Daily Articles
It is the poor nations in Africa and elsewhere that are in the greatest need of free enterprise.
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Of Krugman and Diocletian

Free MarketsWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

06/08/2012Mises Daily Articles
Krugman: "I am not a defender of the economic policies of the emperor Diocletian. Let's just make that clear." Ron Paul: "That's exactly what you're defending."
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On Methodology in Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

03/28/2012Mises Daily Articles
If we had to condense Ludwig von Mises's methodological position, we would have to phrase the question as follows: "How is economics possible?"
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Free MarketsInterventionism

03/14/2012Mises Daily Articles
When nongovernmental agencies are dilatory, the public ceases to employ them. But for delays in state departments there is no such easy cure.
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Order vs. Organization

Philosophy and Methodology

11/14/2011Mises Daily Articles
We are enamored of order; this passion runs through all of mankind, from the housewife to Einstein.
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Occupied by Government

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

10/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
Many demands are being made, but sadly, if these were ever implemented, they would make problems worse by lowering the standard of living for all — especially for the poor! I will proceed to address some of the demands in plain English, hoping to reach out to them.
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Operation Twisted Logic

The FedGold StandardInterventionism

09/26/2011Mises Daily Articles
The Fed's entire policy program suffers from the same defect that all market interventions suffer from. The moment you stop intervening, the underlying problems come to the surface again. Administrative price setting does not change economic reality, at least not for the better.
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Obama's Patent Reform: Improvement or Continuing Calamity?

Legal System

09/21/2011Mises Daily Articles
These proposed reforms do not call for eliminating the patent injunction, for seriously cutting back patent scope, or for reducing the patent term.
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On the Problem of Business Cycles

09/20/2011Mises Daily Articles
There are as many causes for fluctuations in economic life as there are external conditions of economizing. Each of these conditions can change and thereby effect a change in the course of the economic process. If the economy is affected to a greater extent, if farther reaching changes prove...
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Obama Blinks

The EnvironmentInterventionism

09/07/2011Mises Daily Articles
This is a gigantic intellectual concession. If some regulations are too costly, what about the billion-plus other regulations?
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