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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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Gold and Guns

Booms and BustsFree MarketsGold StandardPrivate Property

01/01/2010Mises Daily Articles
So, some Americans are unloading their family treasures and cheering for bailouts, money printing, and gun control, while others are stocking up on precious metals, guns, and ammo to protect themselves and their wealth. There is no question which group is the civilized one.
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Gold: India’s Capital Asset through History

Global EconomyWorld HistoryGold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

10/27/2009Mises Daily Articles
India's ancient and deep religious traditions, combined with a plethora of historical, cultural, and practical reasons, have fostered an unflinching desire to acquire gold as a means of protecting one's wealth.
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Go for Capitalism or Go for Broke?

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and CultureInterventionism

10/07/2009Mises Daily Articles
Ironically, you would think that a film called Broke: The New American Dream would be pessimistic and depressing, while a film called Capitalism: A Love Story would be upbeat and positive. The opposite is true.
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Greedy-Bastard Economics

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsInterventionism

10/06/2009Mises Daily Articles
That is why it is actually government "solutions" that increase the influence of greedy bastards in society. After all, "greedy bastard" is an excellent description of someone who demands power over others without cost or their willing consent; and falsely blames others to gain it.
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Gold vs Paper

Gold StandardHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

09/28/2009Mises Daily Articles
The excellence of the gold standard is to be seen in the fact that it makes the monetary unit's purchasing power independent of the arbitrary and vacillating policies of governments, political parties, and pressure groups.
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Gray's Anatomy: Selected Writings

BiographiesThe EnvironmentEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

09/10/2009Mises Daily Articles
Gray embraces an extreme version of environmentalism, under the guidance of James Lovelock. According to this bizarre view, human beings are in danger of upsetting the Earth, which is viewed not as a mere planet but as a living organism. At times, Gray despairs of human beings altogether and...
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Generation Sloth

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

09/07/2009Mises Daily Articles
The government closes doors. The market, incredibly and fortuitously, keeps opening them.
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Gentle Nock at Our Door

BiographiesEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

07/22/2009Mises Daily Articles
He took to laissez faire economics, not because of its utilitarian support, but because of his abhorrence of political intervention.
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