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Paradise Valley, Montana: A Study in Free Market Land Conservation

The EnvironmentFree MarketsProperty Rights

01/14/2023Mises Media
Americans typically are told that private enterprise wastes resources while government preserves them. Economic truths turn that canard upside down.
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Central Bankers Are Poor Archers: The Problems and Failures of Inflation Targeting and Price Stability

Central BanksThe FedInflation

01/14/2023Mises Media
Central bankers follow inflation "target" in their pursuit of "price stability." Not surprisingly, they usually miss their targets -- quite badly -- and we now are living one of those moments.
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Police Failures in Philadelphia Have Made Private Policing More Attractive

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

01/13/2023Mises Media
Because police protection of students is inadequate, Temple University of Philadelphia has hired private police to help keep students safer from crime.
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For Now, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Still Holds a High Place in the USA

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurProtectionism and Free Trade

01/13/2023Mises Media
Despite worries that foreign "competitors" will surpass economic production in the United States, innovation and entrepreneurship are still important here. For now.
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US Labor Market: Help Wanted!

Booms and BustsInflationUnemployment

01/12/2023Mises Media
While behavioral economics claims to be an effective way of measuring individual economic behavior, it actually sets back authentic economic analysis.
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Behavioral Economics Challenges the Rationality of Consumer Choices

PhilosophyPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

01/11/2023Mises Media
While behavioral economics claims to be an effective way of measuring individual economic behavior, it actually sets back authentic economic analysis.
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Defining a Good: The Intersection of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Carl Menger

PhilosophyAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

01/11/2023Mises Media
The roots of Austrian economics go back to the great theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas, whose view of what constitutes a good was a prototype of Menger's pathbreaking theory of the good.
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Authoritarianism Is Not Compatible with Economic Progress: Freedom Is Indivisible

Economic FreedomThe Police State

01/10/2023Mises Media
The belief that a free market economy needs an authoritarian state to support it is mistaken. Mises said it best when he wrote that "freedom is indivisible."
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The Case for Disbanding Public Health Agencies

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialismThe Police State

01/10/2023Mises Media
Public health agencies tend to be treated like authoritative sacred cows. In reality, they have politicized health policies to the point where they really are a health hazard.
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Industrial Policy Did Not Bring Prosperity to Asia

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismProgressivismSocialism

01/09/2023Mises Media
Forty years ago, American politicians claimed that Japanese economic success was due to government economic planning. Unfortunately, the myth of industrial policy never seems to die, no matter how many times it is discredited.
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