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How Economic Aggregation Hides the Problems of Interventionism

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

02/07/2015Mises Daily Articles
Government likes to put out lots of data showing things like income and employment for huge numbers of people. The problem is, this tells us almost nothing about how real-life people are hurt or helped by government intervention.
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How Government Helped Create the Coming Doctor Shortage

Big GovernmentHealth

02/03/2015Mises Daily Articles
If we want to lower the cost of health care, we should seek to increase the availability of health care services, including increases in trained medical personnel. Government, however, acts repeatedly to prevent the entry of more doctors into the marketplace.
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How Free Markets Enhance Freedom of Choice

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurValue and Exchange

01/29/2015Mises Daily Articles
Our daily lives are determined by our choices as individual economic actors. When governments intervene in our personal economics, they intervene in our personal preferences and choices.
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How Greek Default May Still Unravel the EU

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

01/23/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Greeks may still default, and that would mean big trouble not so much for Greece as for other EU member states who will be on the hook for even more bailouts.
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How Embargoes Destroy Freedom

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/10/2015Mises Daily Articles
Supporters of embargoes like the Cuban embargo have never made a convincing case for why taxpayers, merchants, and consumers should be forced to forego their property rights and bear the costs of the embargo’s war on free trade.
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How Reducing GDP Increases Economic Growth

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

01/02/2015Mises Daily Articles
Reducing government spending results in an immediate increase in welfare for all productive members of the economy. But, the way we calculate economic growth is rigged to make it look like more government spending fuels economic growth.
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Hoppe on Democracy, Progress, and the State

World HistoryPolitical Theory

12/27/2014Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon explains how Hans-Hermann Hoppe, while avoiding undue pessimism, takes the conventional view of "progress" in Western society and turns the narrative on its head.
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High Courage and Unusual Integrity

History of the Austrian School of Economics

12/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
"I was once told that Rothbard had an 'unfair advantage,'" Lew Rockwell writes, "because all his works are available for free on the web, thanks to our donors. Give me more such unfairness!
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How the Fed Grows Government

The FedMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

12/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Ludwig von Mises understood that the unpopularity of taxes tended to limit the extent that governments could spend. But, if governments are freed from needing to raise taxes for revenue, as central banks allow them to do, they are unleashed.
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How Macroeconomic Data Encourages Government Intervention

U.S. EconomyEntrepreneurship

11/10/2014Mises Daily Articles
Entrepreneurs need very specific information about their products, markets, customers, and profits. Government macroeconomic data, however, does nothing to assist entrepreneurs to obtain this important information, but only helps justify economic intervention.
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