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Benjamin M. Wiegold

Benjamin M. Wiegold is a staunch libertarian and has been educating himself through The Mises Institute since 2011. He is also a self-taught musician and founding member of the Chicago band Pariah Folk. Check them out on facebook. 

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Technology and Government Shouldn't Mix

Mises DailyDecember 17, 2015
The biggest technology problem we face today is not the rise of technology in the private sector. New technologies only improve worker productivity and wealth accumulation. The real problem is in the many ways that the state will use technology against us.

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Who Owns the North Pole?

Mises DailyApril 7, 2015
The US, Russia, Canada, Denmark, and other states are racing to take control of the Arctic Ocean. Outside of a few tiny outposts, however, these states have never "homesteaded" the region, so their claims of true ownership are fanciful at best...

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The New Music Marketplace

Mises DailyJanuary 9, 2015
Some music aficionados are complaining that the market's efforts to better deliver what people want are encouraging "bad music." In truth, music markets are providing more opportunities for the making of new music than ever before...

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Socialism and Other Crimes in Venezuela

Mises DailyNovember 5, 2014
Venezuela is one of the most economically unfree countries in the world, and it has one of the highest crime rates in the world. Unfortunately, President Maduro thinks he can fix the problem by making the country even less free than it is now.

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The High Cost of Minimum Wages

Mises DailyMay 30, 2014
Swiss voters recently rejected a proposal to introduce the world’s highest minimum wage...

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