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Hegel: The State as God's Will

BiographiesWorld HistoryInterventionism

09/30/2017Mises Daily Articles
Armed with Hegelian philosophy, the modern state would take its divinely appointed stand at the height of history and civilization, as God on earth.

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The Genius of Carl Menger

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

09/26/2017Mises Daily Articles
For Menger, economic activity is essentially just planning for the future.

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Mises Explains the Drug War

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesInterventionism

09/25/2017Mises Daily Articles
Mises contends, the fact that something is a vice is no reason for suppression by way of commercial prohibitions.

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The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

Free MarketsInterventionism

04/27/2017Mises Daily Articles
The division of labor allowed Mel Kiper Jr. and Joel Buchsbaum to create a niche doing what they love: writing football draft reports.

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Rockefeller, Morgan, and War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

03/20/2017Mises Daily Articles
During the 1930s, the Rockefellers pushed hard for war against Japan.

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What Caused the Irish Potato Famine?

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
Was the Potato Famine an ecological accident, as historians usually say, or a politically created one?

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Mercantilism: A Lesson for Our Times?

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

02/15/2017Mises Daily Articles
Inflation did not benefit the poor; wages lagged behind the rise in prices during inflations, especially behind agricultural prices.

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Nowadays, Health Insurance Isn’t Really Insurance

Big GovernmentFree MarketsPrices

07/30/2015Mises Daily Articles
Modern health "insurance" is really just a wealth-transfer scheme that now ignores risk and true costs...

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The War On Cash: Why Now?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

07/29/2015Mises Daily Articles
Physical cash has long been problematic for governments because it allows people to avoid the banking system, which in turn can lead to tax avoidance and bank runs. It’s much easier to control an economy when all money must remain in banks...

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If Spending Is Our Military Strategy, Our Strategy Is Bankrupt

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

07/28/2015Mises Daily Articles
For decades, American military strategy has amounted to little more than outspending all adversaries. Vietnam and Korea showed this strategy sometimes fails, although it often works as long as the money keeps flowing. But the financial good times won’t last forever...

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