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Your Government-Approved Diet May Kill You

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

05/22/2015Mises Daily Articles
Billions of tax dollars have been spent on scientific studies and public programs designed to tell Americans what to eat and how to be healthy. The experiment has failed, and we have nothing to show for it.

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You Can’t Create More Savings by Printing More Money

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

02/12/2015Mises Daily Articles
Many people think of their investments and their money in the bank as their savings, but savings and money are not the same thing. Nor will creating more money create more savings.

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Yes, Minimum Wages Still Increase Unemployment

Big GovernmentFree MarketsPrices

02/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
In recent years, some economists, contrary to long-established and widely-accepted economic theory, have been claiming that increases in the minimum wage do not increase unemployment. But both logic and the data say otherwise.

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You Can’t Run an Economy with Spreadsheets

Booms and BustsCalculation and Knowledge

08/22/2014Mises Daily Articles
The problem is a confused reading of how markets work, and how governments continue with deficit spending in the service of favored interest groups.

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You Didn’t Consent to Be the State’s Victim

Political TheoryPrivate Property

06/14/2014Mises Daily Articles
Defenders of government coercion often claim that residence within a state’s boundaries imply consent to be taxed and regulated by the state in question. While one can expect to be robbed by the state regardless of where one lives, this is not the same as consenting to be robbed...

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Yuri Maltsev Explains the Tea Party

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

01/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Tea Party showed in 2010 how formerly apolitical people could become dedicated activists.

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Your Money or Your Life

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

04/15/2013Mises Daily Articles
April 15th is a horrible day, because it sums up all the wealth destruction called taxation that we are subjected to all year long.

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You Call That Austrian?

Other Schools of Thought

11/07/2012Mises Daily Articles
Although, to his credit, Allison calls for a systematic move to "pure" capitalism, his move falls short of this laudable goal...

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You Didn't Build That

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/01/2012Mises Daily Articles
Contra President Obama, society and government are very different, and in many ways their interests are directly opposed.

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Yet Another "Operation Twist"?

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismMonetary Theory

07/10/2012Mises Daily Articles
The Fed's plan will fail: a fall in interest rates cannot cause the economy to grow...

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