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Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

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Percy L. Greaves, Jr. (1906–1984) was a free-market economist for US News (the forerunner of US News and World Report) and authored several books on economics, including Understanding the Dollar Crisis and Mises Made Easier. He was also a seminar speaker and discussion leader with the Foundation for Economic Education. Percy and his wife Bettina Bien Greaves were long-time associates and friends of Ludwig von Mises, and regular attendants at Mises's New York University seminar.

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Why Speculators?

Free MarketsInterventionism

05/09/2012Mises Daily Articles
When government restricts the honorable activities of speculators, it removes checks and balances that the free market places on supply and demand.

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US-Japanese Relations before WWII

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

11/11/2011Mises Daily Articles
FDR knew that stopping the export of oil to Japan was fraught with danger.

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Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Greaves blows the top off a 70-year Pearl Harbor cover-up, reporting for the first time on long-suppressed interviews, documents, and corroborated evidence.

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Does Government Spending Bring Prosperity?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyCapital and Interest TheoryMonetary TheoryProduction Theory

If the government reduces both taxes and spending, it will leave more money in private hands. This money then can, and will, employ more people at higher real wages to make more of what people want most writes Percy L. Greaves, Jr. (1906–1984). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Floy Lilley.

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Does Government Spending Bring Prosperity?

The FedTaxes and SpendingInterventionismMonetary Theory

08/27/2009Mises Daily Articles
In order to keep up the appearances of prosperity, government spending must be constantly increased, with an ever-increasing share of total production going to the nonproductive.

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