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Mark Tovey

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Mark Tovey works for a data news agency and has authored numerous reports for London-based think-tanks, including the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Taxpayers' Alliance. His research has largely focused on health economics issues and the UK foreign aid budget. He graduated in 2016 with a degree in economics from the University of Sussex.

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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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The Social Function of Economic Inequality

The EntrepreneurSubjectivismValue and Exchange

12/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
The rich make new resource-intensive products economically feasible. Those wealthy early-adopters of new products act as mannequins on which new products are draped, increasing demand as producers attempt to bring those products to the mass market.
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Economic Isolationism in The Walking Dead

Media and Culture

09/30/2014Mises Daily Articles
When dealing with people in a potentially hostile environment (such as a zombie apocalypse) how do we decide if we should trade with strangers or kill them? It turns out time preference and the division of labor has a lot to do with it.
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