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Our Current Illusion of Prosperity

Booms and BustsU.S. Economy

04/01/2015Mises Daily Articles
The Fed and Washington politicians tell us how well the economy is doing, but the problems of the last financial crisis remain, and if we look closer, we find stagnant wages, ageing equipment, and lenders looking to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

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Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath

HealthInterventionism

11/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
Economists can use their knowledge for both good and evil, and for those in government, such knowledge is often used to deceive and make government programs look less costly than they are.

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Obamacare Is Not a Revolution, It Is Mere Evolution

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionismPrices

10/25/2014Mises Daily Articles
Liberty-loving people are right to be appalled by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, just about every evil in the legislation has already been inflicted on the market through fifty years of state destruction of the healthcare market.

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Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

04/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Recent research has shown that the United States government functions to benefit wealthy interests while ignoring the average citizen.

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Obamacare Delay: Good Politics, Bad Economics

HealthInterventionism

02/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
The decision to delay small employer mandates, but embrace reduced future labor supply is an example of bad economics, but good politics.

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Our Time Is Now

History of the Austrian School of Economics

12/27/2013Mises Daily Articles
Mises said the causes of freedom and Austrian economics had to be advanced by a dual program: scholarly work in the defense of freedom and educating business and professional leaders with the compelling case for the Austrian School. Mises would be proud of what you have helped the Mises Institute...

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Obamacare’s Many Negative Side-Effects Should Surprise No One

HealthInterventionism

12/26/2013Mises Daily Articles
Government intervention causes iatrogenics — unintended negative consequences that hurt the very people they’re intended to help. Nowhere is this better exemplified than with Obamacare, a policy intended to bring insurance to all that has in effect taken it away from many. This paradox...

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Obamacare, Stimulus, and Other Disasters

HealthInterventionism

08/12/2013Mises Daily Articles
Readers stirred to anger by the simpleminded statism of Paul Krugman will be delighted by Lott’s demolition of some of his claims...

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On Moral Education

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

08/06/2013Mises Daily Articles
Bear constantly in mind the truth that the aim of your discipline should be to produce a self-governing being; not to produce a being to be governed by others.

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