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The Formlessness of Progressivism

U.S. HistoryInterventionismPolitical Theory

12/30/2015Mises Daily Articles
Nowadays, the list of our newfound “rights” is almost endless, but every Progressive seems to have his own list of new rights that every taxpayer must pay for in the name of “social justice.” Meanwhile, “social justice” means whatever you want it to...

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Mises: An Audacious Champion of Freedom

Free MarketsWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

12/29/2015Mises Daily Articles
Mises was not only a dazzling economist and champion of liberty, but no Communist, nor Nazi, nor central banker could pressure him into doing the wrong thing

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The Week in Review: December 26, 2015

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismMoney and BankingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/26/2015Mises Daily Articles
As an exciting year comes to a close, we want to thank all of our incredible members that allow us to do the work we do in advancing Austrian economics, freedom, and peace.

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A Will To Peace

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

12/25/2015Mises Daily Articles
In December 1914, is an event the official histories of the “Great War” ignore, British and German Soldiers came out of their trenches and celebrated Christmas together. One soldier later observed, "Never ... was I so keenly aware of the insanity of war.”...

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There's No Such Thing As a Neutral Government

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/23/2015Mises Daily Articles
In his new book Political Illiberalism Peter Simpson poses a fundamental challenge to John Rawls’s Political Liberalism . Though Simpson cannot be classified as a libertarian, his bold arguments will be of great use to all of us who oppose the state...

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Get More Bang for Your Buck

Big GovernmentHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

12/22/2015Mises Daily Articles
The influence of the Mises Institute is growing, but we still have a long way to go. With an election year looming, our mission of winning hearts and minds becomes increasingly urgent.

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Why Capitalists Are Repeatedly "Fooled" By Business Cycles

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

12/21/2015Mises Daily Articles
Even when a boom is obvious, it is still in the interests of individual owners and consumers to keep it going.

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The Week in Review: December 19, 2015

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurHealthWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/19/2015Mises Daily Articles
This week, the Federal Reserve raised the target Federal Funds Rate ever so slightly. The Fed perhaps felt it had to raise rates to protect its credibility, as credibility problems seem to be plaguing similar institutions worldwide.

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When Medical Doctors Are Entrepreneurs

The EntrepreneurHealthEntrepreneurship

12/18/2015Mises Daily Articles
Statistics can only go so far in telling us about patients, so doctors must deal with uncertainty every day while applying the skills of entrepreneurs. In a way, the best doctors are often the best entrepreneurs.

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Technology and Government Shouldn't Mix

The EntrepreneurWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

12/17/2015Mises Daily Articles
The biggest technology problem we face today is not the rise of technology in the private sector. New technologies only improve worker productivity and wealth accumulation. The real problem is in the many ways that the state will use technology against us.

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