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Mark Tovey

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Mark Tovey is an undergraduate studying economics at the University of Sussex, England.

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What Pokémon Go Teaches Us About Capitalism

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureSubjectivism

Blog08/01/2016

Pokémon Go contains many elements of capitalism, even those which its critics most revile.

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Made-up Government Stats Inflame Contempt for Britain’s Obese

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

02/18/2016Mises Wire
In a private market, households bear the costs of their own unhealthy habits. In a socialized economy, everyone bears these costs, and governments know it pays to emphasize this fact, even if the stats turn out to be wrong.

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Hostages and the Right to Pay Ransom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPrices

08/26/2015Mises Wire
Many governments — including the US — have often inhumanely forbidden families from supplying ransoms to kidnappers to save loved ones. The Obama administration recently, and correctly, suspended the practice of prosecuting families in these cases...

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How Keynes Almost Prevented the Keynesian Revolution

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

08/15/2015Mises Wire
In 1925, Winston Churchill, in spite of massive wartime inflation of the pound sterling, restored the gold standard at the old pre-war exchange rate. This set off a chain of events that led to the 1929 crash in America, and the rise of Keynesianism.

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Jurassic World: Don't Blame It On The Market

Media and CulturePricesValue and Exchange

07/07/2015Mises Daily Articles
Jurassic World is the latest film to portray deadly disasters supposedly caused by profit-seeking run amok. But would the private sector really produce a super-smart dinosaur that is likely to eat many of the customers?

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