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Is Insider Trading Really a Crime?

Financial MarketsFree MarketsLegal System

05/16/2011Mises Daily Articles
The public loves the fall of a ruthless and greedy financial titan — this, of course, is what made Oliver Stone's original <i>Wall Street</i> such a hit. But the practice of "insider trading" can actually be beneficial. In a free society, there would be no such thing as laws against so-...
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It Can Happen Anywhere

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

05/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
Key to the explanation for Nazi Germany and current America is the steady and profound reshaping of society's institutions, from the school system to law enforcement, from the courts to the hospitals.
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Ideological Underpinnings of the "Great Society"

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

05/09/2011Mises Daily Articles
For the most part, the Great Society represented the culmination of economic, political, and intellectual developments dating back a century.
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Is There Hope for Liberty in Our Lifetime?

Free Markets

04/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
What we can do to advance liberty is to work on the one unit of society we're actually capable of improving.
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Inflation Inferno I

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

04/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
Governments and bankers hate gold because its supply cannot be inflated on command.
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Is Budget Austerity Modern-Day Hooverism?

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryInterventionism

04/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
Is cutting spending like repeating Herbert Hoover's errors? No, and saying it again and again doesn't make it true. The big-spending Hoover did more to intervene in the peacetime economy than any prior president. Indeed, he set in motion all of the things that FDR later did in the New Deal.
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It's Time to Rethink Everything

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsPolitical Theory

04/06/2011Mises Daily Articles
What's especially brilliant about Ron's new book is that he doesn't just deal in abstractions. He takes on 50 difficult areas of politics today and shines a new light of liberty on each of them. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth, and then enlightenment.
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Is Inflation Harmless or Even Good?

Booms and BustsThe FedMonetary TheoryPrices

04/04/2011Mises Daily Articles
A Fed employee argues that inflation is harmless. I argue that it is a rip-off for everyone who uses dollars.
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Is Humanitarian War the Exception?

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

04/04/2011Mises Daily Articles
Many people who otherwise oppose war in general terms make an exception for a so-called humanitarian war, such as the war in Libya.
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Is QE3 Ahead?

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

03/18/2011Mises Daily Articles
History is littered with monetary managers who believed they were in total control — until the disaster hit.
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