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Made-up Government Stats Inflame Contempt for Britain’s Obese

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

02/18/2016Mises Daily Articles
In a private market, households bear the costs of their own unhealthy habits. In a socialized economy, everyone bears these costs, and governments know it pays to emphasize this fact, even if the stats turn out to be wrong.

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Why Negative Interest Rates Will Fail

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

02/16/2016Mises Daily Articles
Negative rates will fail because the problem with the economy is not a problem of too little consumption or demand. The problem stems from a distorted economy caused by manipulated interest rates.

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How to Reverse the Innovation Slowdown

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/15/2016Mises Daily Articles
Compared to the golden age of innovation, now maligned as the "Gilded Age," technological innovation has slowed considerably. But, it doesn't have to be this way, if we can only get the state out of the way...

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The Week in Review: February 13, 2016

Global EconomyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

02/13/2016Mises Daily Articles
As anger builds at the arrogance of central bankers, it’s becoming ever clearer that there is no plan for monetary policy to return to “normal.” As Robert Murphy explained at our recent event in Houston, the Fed’s magic trick just won’t work...

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Why Drafting Women Is a Terrible Idea

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

02/12/2016Mises Daily Articles
Drafting women into the military has suddenly become the latest frontier in achieving "equality." If we want real equality though, we need only agree to never force men into coerced service to the state, either...

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European Central Bank Gets Ready for More Easy Money

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

02/11/2016Mises Daily Articles
With its worsening economy, price inflation has flatlined around zero in the eurozone. This comes in spite of negative interest rates and so Europe’s central bank will again attack real wealth generators in order to blow more bubbles...

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2016's Economy Begins with a Whimper

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

02/09/2016Mises Daily Articles
Global markets are showing they can't handle even a tiny bit of tightening by the Federal Reserve, and other central banks are doubling down on rock-bottom interest rates. After six years of "recovery" can we ever abandon endless easy money?...

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Three Reasons to Be Worried About the Economy

The FedMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingInterventionismMoney and Banking

02/08/2016Mises Daily Articles
Thanks to relentless government and central-bank intervention, debt is growing at the same time that workers are becoming less entrepreneurial and less productive. That's not a good combination...

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The Week in Review: February 6, 2016

The FedFree MarketsMoney and Banks

02/06/2016Mises Daily Articles
This week’s Iowa caucuses mean that election season has officially begun. While the names may change, the spectacle every four years represents the triumph of compulsion over cooperation...

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The Truth About Politics

Free MarketsMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

02/05/2016Mises Daily Articles
Politics operates according to principles that would horrify us if we observed them in our private lives, and would get us arrested if we lived by them. The state can steal and call it taxation, kill and call it war.

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