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Three Reasons to Be Worried About the Economy

Mises DailyFebruary 8, 2016
Thanks to relentless government and central-bank intervention, debt is growing at the same time that workers are becoming less entrepreneurial and less productive. That's not a good combination...

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The Week in Review: February 6, 2016

Mises DailyFebruary 6, 2016
This week’s Iowa caucuses mean that election season has officially begun. While the names may change, the spectacle every four years represents the triumph of compulsion over cooperation...

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The Truth About Politics

Mises DailyFebruary 5, 2016
Politics operates according to principles that would horrify us if we observed them in our private lives, and would get us arrested if we lived by them. The state can steal and call it taxation, kill and call it war.

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The Cozy Relationship between the Treasury and the Fed

Mises DailyFebruary 4, 2016
Lately, the Fed has been more and more involved in directly funding the Federal government by handing over Fed revenues to the Treasury. In fact, the Fed is handing over enough money to fund the entire food stamp program, and then some.

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The Continuing Demonization of Cash

Mises DailyFebruary 3, 2016
The public has been successfully conditioned to view the use of cash as something suspicious. Meanwhile, thanks to growing pressure from government, private business now often considers cash to be more trouble than it's worth...

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Are Harsh Sentencing Laws Driving Up Homicide Rates?

Mises DailyFebruary 2, 2016
The United States is notable for incarcerating a very large portion of its population compared to other countries. Surprisingly, this may increase homicide rates and lead to enclaves of ex-cons which would help explain why so many homicide victims have criminal records.

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How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Mises DailyFebruary 1, 2016
New technologies, such as the blockchain technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin, may in the future facilitate the convenient use of precious metals as money once again.

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The Week in Review: January 30, 2016

Mises DailyJanuary 30, 2016
After a week of jittery markets, join us LIVE online Saturday for our Mises Circle in Houston, where we'll discuss where the world is headed in 2016...

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Are Government Regulators More Virtuous than Everyone Else?

Mises DailyJanuary 29, 2016
Economists Robert Shiller and George Akerlof would have us believe that the market sells us things we don’t really want. That’s not true, but even if it were, the proposed solution — government — is even less likely to give us what we want...

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The Market Doesn't Solve Problems; People Do

Mises DailyJanuary 28, 2016
Many advocates for free markets often mistakenly speak of "the market" as if markets by themselves somehow solve problems or provide incentives. Only people can do these things, and markets are just a means to an end...

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