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The Economic Consequences of Cheap Money

Booms and BustsFree MarketsBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

10/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
One of the characteristic features of this age is the general attack launched by all governments and pressure groups against the rights of creditors.
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The Influence and Origins of FDR

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
Roosevelt stands for the national government as we know it today: a vast, unfathomable bureaucratic apparatus.
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The Fairness of "Unequal" Exchange

Free MarketsPricesValue and Exchange

10/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
When an elected official or government bureaucrat interferes with a valid, non-coerced exchange, they may appear to be helping one individual when they are actually harming a foundation of modern society; free exchange of goods and services.
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Two Views on Social Order: Conflict or Cooperation?

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
There are two clear and present dangers to liberty. One is known as the Left, and the other is the Right. They seek to use government to mold society into a form they seek, rather than the form that liberty achieves if society is left on its own.
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The Ethics of Externalities

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

09/28/2019Mises Daily Articles
According to the usual justification for government regulation of externalities,almost everything we do is ripe for regulation. Even worse, regulators never admit their prohibitions prevent an incalculable number of positive externalities.
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The Myth of Good Government

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyOther Schools of Thought

08/24/2019Mises Daily Articles
One of the great and most persistent errors of classical liberals is to believe in "good government," a government that does "what it is supposed to do." But no state empowered to do what is supposedly necessary will restrain itself to those things. It will expand as much as public opinion will...
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The Freedom to Reject the "Best"

EducationFree MarketsInterventionism

08/22/2019Mises Daily Articles
A central benefit of the marketplace is the ability to choose the products and services that the "experts" tell us are not "the best."
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The Rise of Capitalism

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
The characteristic feature of capitalism that distinguished it from precapitalist methods of production is capitalism's efforts to make goods and services available to everyone — not just the wealthy.
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The Triumph of Socialism

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

08/13/2019Mises Daily Articles
Things might have been much worse were it not for the efforts of a relative handful of intellectuals who have fought against socialist theory for more than a century. Without them, it might have been 99% in support of socialist tyranny.
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The Misesian Vision

Austrian Economics Overview

08/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
The problem is that the capacity to imagine freedom is being eroded in our society and culture. The less freedom we have, the less people are able to imagine what freedom feels like, and therefore the less they are willing to fight for its restoration.
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