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Yuri Maltsev, RIP

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog01/26/2023

Yuri Maltsev, a Mises Senior Fellow who once was an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev when he was an economist in the USSR, has passed away. Rest in peace.

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Yes, the Minimum Wage Harms the Economy

Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

Blog01/25/2023

The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.

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Producers Should Reject Calls to "Give Back"

Economic FreedomFree MarketsLanguage

Blog01/24/2023

All too often we are told that government employment equals selflessness and working for profit constitutes greed. It's time to reassess the meaning of certain words.

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How Can We Restore Freedom and Sound Money in the US and the UK? Some Ideas

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsMonetary PolicyGold Standard

Blog01/18/2023

It is no secret that freedom, both socially and economically, are disappearing in the USA and Great Britain. The consequences will be most severe if we do not reverse these patterns.

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Australia: The Nation Founded by British Convicts Embraced Entrepreneurship

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog01/14/2023

Australia is famous for its laid-back culture and for being founded by convicts from Great Britain. It also should be famous for its embrace of entrepreneurship.

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Again the Government Is Taking Antitrust Action against Microsoft. Again This Is Wrong.

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyFree Markets

Blog01/06/2023

The Federal Trade Commission seeks an anti-trust judgment against Microsoft for its move to acquire Activision. Like all other anti-trust action, this one has no economic merits.

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Globalization, Not Globalism: Free Trade versus Destructive Statist Ideology

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/04/2023

Relatively free trade and capital mobilization have greatly raised living standards in recent years. Yet those that call themselves globalists are less interested in trade than in unipolar political power, pushing violent, disastrous schemes.

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Paradise Valley, Montana: A Study in Free Market Land Conservation

The EnvironmentFree MarketsProperty RightsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/02/2023

Americans typically are told that private enterprise wastes resources while government preserves them. Economic truths turn that canard upside down.

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How Marxism Abuses Ethics and Science to Deceive Its Followers

Free MarketsSocialismHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/24/2022

While socialists posit socialism as a humane and ethical system, it is anything but that. Mises understood its brutality long before socialism gripped the world.

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Capitalism Does Not Create Social Inequality

Economic PolicyFree MarketsLiberalism

Blog12/14/2022

Critics of capitalism claim that it is responsible for creating inequality in society. Yet the precapitalist societies enforced inequality in a rigid social structure.

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