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Must Free Trade Be Reciprocal?

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

09/26/2012Mises Daily
Advocates of commercial treaties maintain that freedom of trade must be reciprocal. Whether they know it or not, they are protectionists in principle.

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English for All, Freedom for None

EducationU.S. History

09/25/2012Mises Daily
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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The Hermeneutical Invasion

Free MarketsInterventionism

09/25/2012Mises Daily
Discipline after discipline has been invaded by an arrogant band of hermeneuticians, and now even economics is under assault.

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The Myth of the Failure of Capitalism

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

09/24/2012Mises Daily
The nearly universal opinion is that the economic crisis of recent years marks the end of capitalism.

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Means Testing Your Social Security Payments

U.S. EconomyInterventionism

09/24/2012Mises Daily
The magnitude of the unfunded liabilities is so vast that Congress will be trapped.

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QE3: Sowing the Wind

The FedFree MarketsFiscal TheoryInterventionism

09/21/2012Mises Daily
The damage inflicted on the economy by reckless monetary and fiscal policies cannot be fixed by further aggressive monetary pumping.

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And the War Came

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/21/2012Mises Daily
Britain's entry into the war was crucial. Without it, the United States would never have gone in...

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Moral Realism vs. Evolutionary Biology?

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/20/2012Mises Daily
Suppose one says that it is wrong to initiate force against people. What does it mean to say that this claim is true ?

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Marx and Alienation

War and Foreign PolicyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

09/20/2012Mises Daily
"Alienation," to Marx, bears no relation to the fashionable prattle of Marxoid intellectuals...

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The Candlemakers' Petition

Free MarketsInterventionism

09/19/2012Mises Daily
We are suffering from the intolerable competition of a foreign rival. He absolutely inundates our national market with light at a price fabulously reduced.

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