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Government Regulation and Economic Stagnation

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

05/19/2015Mises Daily Articles
Many economists have many theories about why economic growth in many advanced economies is stagnating. Some seem to think it’s irreversible, but a good look at creeping government regulation might offer a few hints as to the true cause.
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Government Regulation: Another Hidden Tax

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurship

03/16/2015Mises Daily Articles
It's much easier to calculate the direct cost of a tax than the many indirect costs of a government regulation. Nevertheless, government regulations remain some of the biggest millstones around the neck of human progress and ingenuity.
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Government Loans: Risky Business for Taxpayers

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

02/11/2015Mises Daily Articles
Government loans often feature lower interest rates than what can be found in the private sector. But this is only because these cheap loans are taxpayer subsidized. Meanwhile, the government bans many private loans that risky borrowers need most.
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Government Spending Does Not Help the Economy

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

12/31/2014Mises Daily Articles
Keynesians believe that more government spending leads to more economic growth, but in addition to crowding out productive enterprises, government spending necessitates the transfer of wealth from the productive class to the government class.
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Government Save Us From "Overpriced" Chinese Food

Big GovernmentPricesValue and Exchange

12/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
If a customer consents to paying a certain price at the time of purchase, he cannot later claim that he was overcharged. The fact that he was charged the right amount is clear in the fact that he consented to the purchase in the first place.
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Getting Interest Rates Right (Is a Job For Markets)

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPrices

12/04/2014Mises Daily Articles
Interest rates are like prices, and the state should not regulate interest rates any more than it should regulate the price of soda. Regulation will lead to overuse of resources, shortages, and distorted markets.
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Global Irrational Exuberance Enters a New Phase

Global EconomyBusiness Cycles

11/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
The present global plague of asset price inflation is transitioning into a new phase. Some optimistic commentators suggest a benign and painless end to the plague lies ahead, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
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Government Spending and Negative Interest Rates

The FedCapital and Interest Theory

08/14/2014Mises Daily Articles
Last week’s decision by the ECB to cross the border into negative territory marks a historic event and shows just how far central banks are willing to go to destroy the global economy.
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Gold, Silver, and the Future of the Dollar

The FedGold StandardMonetary Theory

07/26/2014Mises Daily Articles
I don’t think the world has ever been in a more dangerous economic situation than it is today.
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Government Roads, Subsidies, and the Costs of Fracking

EntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

06/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
A result of a complex system of subsidies and other government favors, it is unclear that fracking would be sustainable in a truly free marketplace.
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