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The Political Economy of Protectionism

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/08/2018

Protectionism may provide some short-term benefits to a small number of special interests, but at much greater costs to the rest of society.

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Trade and the Rise of Freedom

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeologyPrivate Property

03/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
International exchange and economic freedom are mutually reinforcing, while protectionism is a form of political control.
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These Are the Top Risks We Face in 2018

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog01/11/2018
The “Krugman con” is like a “sword of Damocles,” which — while not always visible — hangs over the actions of all states, businesses and individuals.
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The WTO: Useless for Trade, Useful for the State

Protectionism and Free Trade

The WTO’s end seems nearer now, but governments have a few reasons to keep it alive.
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The Corrupt Origins of Central Banking

U.S. HistoryInterventionismMoney and Banking

12/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
The main objective of the Nationalists, who were also known as Federalists, was essentially to establish an American version of the British mercantilist system, the very system that the Revolution had been fought against.
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The Truth About the "Robber Barons"

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

11/01/2017Mises Daily Articles
Most of the businessmen we now call Robber Barons got rich by using the power of the state, and not by serving their customers in a free market.
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Trump’s Tax Reform Dissected

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/31/2017
Trump is apparently willing to sacrifice future for present growth on the back of the American taxpayer.
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Trey Goff: A Constitution for a Free Society

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

10/27/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Trey Goff discuss Trey's "Voluntaryist Constitution"—designed to serve as the foundational legal document for a private society.
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