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The Fallacy of the "Public Sector"

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

01/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
The productivity of the private sector does not stem from the fact that people are rushing around doing "something."
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Two Definitions of "Freedom" — Only One of Them Is Right

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/18/2019

Many Americans now believe in a version of "freedom" which is nothing of the sort — because it requires more violent coercion exercised by government agents.

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The Austrian School at the European Parliament

01/16/2019Power & Market

The intellectual tectonic plates within economics are shifting, and the Austrian school is well placed to provide explanations for the coming bursting of the Super Bubble.

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/16/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible life of the Swedish engineer who created the Union's first iron warship.
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The Crisis of Argentina and How to Reduce Country Risk

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/16/2019

Argentina has all the ingredients to be a global leading economy, but current policy makes the country a promise that always disappoints. 

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The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Free MarketsWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
No such thing as a "natural" monopoly has ever existed. In real life, so-called "public utilities" faced frequent competition, so they secured government monopolies to destroy the competition and invented the myths to rationalize their monopoly power.
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Trump's "Gut Feeling"

01/12/2019Power & Market

Trump’s gut has it right. The stock market is in trouble and he knows he needs to blame someone — Fed Chair Jerome Powell — early and often.

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The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

Blog01/11/2019

There is no evidence that the TSA makes air travel safer, but the federalization of airport security in 2002 has made airport security more fragile and unmanageable in the face of a government "shutdown."

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