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Elizabeth Warren's Unwarranted Wage

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/26/2013Mises Daily Articles
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, Organized Labor) has put paid to the possibility of our use of the reductio ad absurdum. With her $22 per hour minimum wage (or is it $33?) she has seen us, raised us, doubled down, and in every other way possible demonstrated that she is impervious to logic and basic...
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Economic Fascism and the Power Elite

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/05/2013Mises Daily Articles
The indigent segment of society, those who receive social welfare aid from the state, are not necessarily foremost among the parasites of the political means. Rather, in the statist economy of theft and wealth redistribution, it is the elite — powerful, entrenched commercial players — who most...
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English for All, Freedom for None

EducationU.S. History

09/25/2012Mises Daily Articles
To ignore the existence of scarcity is to blind oneself with a utopian vision of how the economy of language ought to be arranged.
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Economics and the Citizen

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

09/03/2012Mises Daily Articles
Economics deals with society's fundamental problems; it concerns everyone and belongs to all. It is the main and proper study of every citizen.
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Economics and Moral Courage

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/26/2012Mises Daily Articles
The Austrians in the late 1920s and early '30s were like scientists trying to address witch doctors.
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Even "Primitives" Pursue Profit

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

07/20/2012Mises Daily Articles
A closer look at one famous exotic gift exchange reinforces libertarians' claims about the universal power of the profit motive.
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Everything You Love You Owe to Capitalism

Free MarketsInterventionism

07/20/2012Mises Daily Articles
While capitalism gives rise to prosperity and freedom, the state thrives on an economically ignorant public.
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Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/25/2012Mises Daily Articles
What the government should do about the bust that follows the boom is maintain a strict hands-off policy.
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End This Nonsense Now!

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

06/14/2012Mises Daily Articles
Paul Krugman defends the cartoon version of Keynesianism that we are told is oversimplified.
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Early Secular Communism

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

06/14/2012Mises Daily Articles
During the havoc and upheaval of the French Revolution, the communist creed again popped up, but this time the major emphasis was a secular context.
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