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Europe Joins the QE Party

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

01/31/2015Mises Daily Articles
The European Central Bank is ramping up its easy-money policies in an effort to spur inflation, which it hopes will improve the economy. The wealthy and powerful will benefit from this, but most everyone else is in big trouble.
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El gran engaño de Acción de Gracias

Free MarketsU.S. History

11/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
En los primeros años, los peregrinos de la colonia de Plymouth adoptaron una forma de socialismo del siglo XVII y casi murieron de hambre. Tenían poco que agradecer hasta que renunciaron a los sueños de utopía y recurrieron a los mercados en su lugar.
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Economic Isolationism in The Walking Dead

Media and Culture

09/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
When dealing with people in a potentially hostile environment (such as a zombie apocalypse) how do we decide if we should trade with strangers or kill them? It turns out time preference and the division of labor has a lot to do with it.
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Employer-Provided Health Care Is Not a Religious Issue

Free MarketsHealthPrivate Property

07/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
The fact that opponents of private property rights have managed to frame the debate over health-care mandates as some sort of religious issue is one of the great public relations coups of our time. Note below, for example, the top of a full page ad in the New York Times taken...
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Early Catholic Social Teaching: The State as Robber

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

06/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
Many Christians call for legislation to regulate, control, and ban activities that they deem as social vices.
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Europe’s Mario Draghi Starring in Bernanke’s Show

The FedGlobal EconomyOther Schools of Thought

06/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
ECB’s Mario Draghi has taken over from Ben Bernanke as the world’s most enthusiastic money printer.
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Even the Feds Admit Minimum Wages Cause Unemployment

Big GovernmentInterventionismProduction Theory

06/17/2014Mises Daily Articles
There is a little-known loophole in federal law that allows for people with disabilities to be employed at wage rates below the minimum wage. Why the exemption? It’s an effort to lessen unemployment among the disabled, and a tacit admission in federal law that minimum wages cause unemployment.
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Everything Popular Is Wrong: Malinvestment and Consumers

Free MarketsInterventionism

06/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
Any government intervention in the economy, such as, loan programs, regulations, and subsidies, creates malinvestments.
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Echoes of 1937 in the Current Economic Cycle

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. EconomyU.S. History

05/20/2014Mises Daily Articles
The history of the last great US monetary experiment in “quantitative easing” from 1934 to 1937 suggests that things could end badly.
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Europe and Deflation Paranoia

Global EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

04/29/2014Mises Daily Articles
The European Central Bank is deeply concerned about deflation. And deflation paranoia is a convenient way to justify propping up southern Europe.
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