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Innovation and the State

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

02/07/2022Mises Daily Articles
It is a myth that scientific research left to the mercies of the free market would be insufficient for modern technological needs. In fact, centrally planning innovation will only stifle it.
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Ingenieros y planificadores

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

01/17/2022Mises Daily Articles
El uso indebido de la ciencia se produce cuando el científico —que es competente en un campo especial— trata de utilizar su estatus para influir en campos en los que no es competente.
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Isaiah Berlin on Negative Freedom

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

01/15/2022Mises Daily Articles
Berlin's fundamental flaw was his failure to define negative liberty as the absence of physical interference with an individual's person and property.
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Is There Such a Thing as Good Inflation?

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

06/25/2021Mises Daily Articles
Unlike the ongoing price inflation that is typically caused by central-bank expansion of the money supply, the price inflation generated by diminished supplies of goods is a one-shot affair.
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In Defense of Debt Collection

Financial MarketsTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

06/15/2021Mises Daily Articles
So the government is concerned about rough debt-collection tactics? Try skipping out on your taxes this year and see how rough the tactics can become.
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Is Gold Money?

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

01/22/2021Mises Daily Articles
A store of value is not necessarily a medium of exchange, and in our current fiat money system, gold is not money. But it has most of the desirable properties of money, and there is much to learn form the process of how it became money in the past.
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Inflation Breeds Even More Inflation

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksInterventionism

01/16/2021Mises Daily Articles
Mises's firm anti-inflation view—and his recommendation for a return to sound money (that is, free market money)—rested on his awareness of the disastrous consequences of an inflationary policy
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Individualism and the Industrial Revolution

World HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

12/19/2020Mises Daily Articles
Marx and Engels denied that the individual played a role in historical evolution, and the idea of "individualism" remains an important antidote to Marxism today.
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