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How the Drug War Failed Philip Seymour Hoffman

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
The war on drugs did not prevent Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug addiction.
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How Measuring GDP Encourages Government Meddling

U.S. EconomyInterventionism

03/18/2014Mises Daily Articles
The way GDP is calculated is problematic for many reasons. Many economists have long opposed government GDP statistics, because a government that can claim to know how much an economy has grown, can more easily claim that it can tinker with the economy to get more growth.
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Herbert Spencer, Freedom, and Empire

BiographiesFree Markets

03/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
Spencer asked: “How could the pursuit of trade, which is voluntary, sit well with the practice of militarism?”
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How the NSA Made Your Legal Defense Illegal

Legal SystemThe Police State

03/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
The U.S government has deemed all evidence of spying to be Top Secret, and maintains it’s illegal for you to know about it or use it in court.
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How Inflation Destroys the Wealth of Nations

The FedGlobal EconomyInterventionism

03/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
The current crisis and impending collapse of the EMU are attributable to profound flaws in the original monetary foundations of the euro.
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How Special-Interest Groups Benefit from Minimum Wage Laws

Big GovernmentInterventionism

02/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
When labor becomes too expensive relative to cost, substitutes for minimum-wage jobs arise.
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How To Dismantle the American Empire

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

02/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
Editors note: This selection is from chapter 7 of Laurence Vance’s
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How Central Banks Cause Income Inequality

Global EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

02/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
Concerned with income inequalities, Obama and democrats are wrongly focusing on the results instead of the causes.
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How Housing Regulations Ruin Tenant-Landlord Relations

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/20/2014Mises Daily Articles
The current tenancy laws do not promote conflict resolution and peaceful cooperation, as laws are intended to do. Under the current regulatory system, a landlord has minimal to no benefits from providing high quality service, quite the opposite of what good laws are supposed to do.
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How the Years Between the World Wars Created the Modern World

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

01/17/2014Mises Daily Articles
The 20 years known as the interwar years is a pivotal period both for good and ill. For anyone that revers liberty, the interwar period is absolutely crucial for understanding and interpreting today’s geopolitical circumstances. The period certainly produced a design for the world to come.
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