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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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Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath

HealthInterventionism

11/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
Economists can use their knowledge for both good and evil, and for those in government, such knowledge is often used to deceive and make government programs look less costly than they are.
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Obamacare Is Not a Revolution, It Is Mere Evolution

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionismPrices

10/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Liberty-loving people are right to be appalled by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, just about every evil in the legislation has already been inflicted on the market through fifty years of state destruction of the healthcare market.
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Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

04/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Recent research has shown that the United States government functions to benefit wealthy interests while ignoring the average citizen.
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