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GDP Provides a False Reading of the State of the Economy

Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyThe FedBusiness Cycles

08/02/2022Mises Media
Most economists see GDP as a snapshot of the performance of the economy. However, it is better understood as a misleading statistic which fails to accurately describe what really is happening economically.
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Garet Garrett: muy delante de las trincheras

BiographiesFree MarketsU.S. History

08/01/2022Mises Daily Articles
Garrett quería que su gobierno se ocupara de sus propios asuntos. Esto se debe a que quería que los americanos pudieran ocuparse de sus propios asuntos sin tener que pagar impuestos, ser reclutados o morir por causas ajenas.
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Garet Garrett: Far Forward of the Trenches

BiographiesFree MarketsU.S. History

08/01/2022Mises Daily Articles
Garrett wanted his government to mind its own business. This is because he wanted Americans to be able to mind their own business without being taxed, conscripted, or killed in other people's causes.
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Generalissimo Washington: How He Crushed the Spirit of Liberty

BiographiesU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/11/2022Mises Daily Articles
Washington set out to transform a people's army, uniquely suited for a libertarian revolution, into another orthodox and despotically ruled statist force after the familiar European model.
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Government Intervention Is Fueling Food Shortages

AntipoliticsDemocracyEconomic FreedomWorld History

07/05/2022Mises Media
Neither the Ukraine war nor tough weather changes would threaten a global food shortage in a normal market environment. Unfortunately, world markets are riddled with regulations, killing production.
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Guns and Self-Defense

AntipoliticsDemocracyLawLibertarianism

07/04/2022Mises Media
As antigun studies surface left and right, it's worth remembering that the right to self-defense isn't merely about being safe. It's about having the choice to defend yourself.
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Government Spending Is the Real Tax; Deficits Are a Sideshow

The FedMonetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/05/2022Mises Media
While politicians claiming to be "fiscally responsible" call for balanced budgets, the real drag on the economy is government spending itself.
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Grandfather Willcke: Mises's Unsigned Editorial for the New York Times

04/12/2022Mises Daily Articles
Mises wrote his first New York Times editorial in March 1941.
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Good Fascists and Bad Fascists

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

06/05/2019Mises Daily Articles
People often flirt with the idea that we need a little bit of fascism — but only on the side of God and democracy.
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Government Laws Are Not Contracts

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

05/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
Because enforced contract law and full property rights are the foundations of freedom, governance systems should be based on enforceable contracts that defend property rights.
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