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The Great Paper-Money Experiment

BiographiesBooms and BustsWorld HistoryInterventionism

02/20/2021Mises Daily Articles
By 1715, the manipulation of the currency, the increase in public debt, and the mismanagement of state finances had left France in poverty and chaos. Such was the state of affairs when John Law appeared in Paris.
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The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments

Gold StandardMonetary TheorySubjectivism

01/30/2021Mises Daily Articles
Mises grounds his balance-of-payments analysis on the insight that it is a monetary concept.
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There Is Money and Then There Are Money Substitutes

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

01/12/2021Mises Daily Articles
The task at hand is the study of the problems of the determination of prices and interest rates. This task requires a sharp distinction between money-certificates and fiduciary media.
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The Progressive Era and the Family

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

12/25/2020Mises Daily Articles
The so-called progressives sought to shape and control selected aspects of American family life, including education, work, liquor consumption, suffrage, and family size.
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The Great Depression

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/11/2020Mises Daily Articles
The American economy could not recover from legislative onslaughts by both the Republican and then the Democratic administrations. Individual enterprise, the mainspring of unprecedented wealth, didn't have a chance.
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The Origins of American Vote Fraud

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

11/09/2020Mises Daily Articles
As notorious as the Democrat political machines are, writes Thomas DiLorenzo, the origins of vote fraud in America lie in the party of Lincoln.
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The Economics of Destutt de Tracy

BiographiesMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

09/16/2020Mises Daily Articles
Tracy's deductive methodology, his liberal approach to governmental affairs, and his subjectivism qualify him as a proto-Austrian economist who enjoyed considerable influence not only in France but also around the world.
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The Real William Graham Sumner

BiographiesFree MarketsInterventionism

08/25/2020Mises Daily Articles
Sumner is wrongly accused of being a "social Darwinist." Indeed, there is considerable evidence that the entire concept of "social Darwinism" as we know it today was virtually invented decades after Sumner's death.
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The Failed Dream of a Laissez-Faire Monarch

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

08/19/2020Mises Daily Articles
It is theoretically conceivable but scarcely likely that the ruling class will rush to embrace a philosophy and a political economy that will end their power and put them, in effect, out of business.
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The Hiroshima Myth

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

08/06/2020Mises Daily Articles
"Unfortunately, I have lived long enough to know that history is often not what actually happened but what is recorded as such."
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