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On the Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

12/17/2020Mises Daily Articles
Among the ancients the individual, almost always sovereign in public affairs, was a slave in all his private relations. Among the moderns, the individual, independent in his private life, is sovereign only in appearance.
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Opposition to State Power Evaporates Whenever There Is a "Crisis"

Big GovernmentThe Police StateOther Schools of Thought

09/30/2020Mises Daily Articles
To swing a political debate in favor of the state, all it takes is a crisis, either real or imagined. The masses will then abandon whatever resistance they had to the state's latest interventions.
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One Hundred Years of Medical Fascism

Free MarketsHealthLegal SystemInterventionism

09/22/2020Mises Daily Articles
The introduction of Obamacare was only the natural evolution of many decades of increasing state control of the healthcare industry.
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Outlawing Jobs: The Minimum Wage

Free MarketsInterventionism

06/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
In truth, there is only one way to regard a minimum wage law: it is compulsory unemployment, period.
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On Equality and Inequality

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/11/2019Mises Daily Articles
The fact that men are born unequal in regard to physical and mental capacities cannot be argued away.
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Our Greatest Presidents?

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

02/18/2019Mises Daily Articles
The professional custodians of American views of history have always named the same presidents as "great." It's always the presidents who abused power frequently, and expanded government power the most.
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On Appeasing Envy

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

02/06/2019Mises Daily Articles
The envious are not satisfied with equality; they secretly yearn for superiority and revenge.
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Ownership of the Product by Capitalists

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

11/25/2017Mises Daily Articles
Popular literature attributes enormous "power" to the capitalist. However, this is far from the case.
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Opportunity and the Entrepreneur

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipSubjectivism

10/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
The discovery and (potential) exploitation of opportunities is proposed as the unit of analysis for entrepreneurship research.
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Our Current Illusion of Prosperity

Booms and BustsU.S. Economy

04/01/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Fed and Washington politicians tell us how well the economy is doing, but the problems of the last financial crisis remain, and if we look closer, we find stagnant wages, ageing equipment, and lenders looking to scrape the bottom of the barrel.
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