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The Interwar Years: Ludwig von Mises as Economic Adviser

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog6 hours ago

As a government economist for Austria following WWI, Mises fought a losing battle against reckless policies of inflation and government spending.

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 4: Building the Monitor

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11 hours agoAudio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible process of constructing the technological marvel The Monitor.
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The Upside-Down World of MMT

Other Schools of Thought

01/23/2019Mises Daily Articles
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is a hip economic/financial paradigm apparently sweeping a world unsatisfied with mainstream economics.
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The "Green New Deal" Debunked (Part 2 of 2)

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog01/23/2019

The "Green New Deal" is aptly named, in the sense that the original New Deal was a massive boondoggle that restricted liberty and crippled the economy.

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The Euro Shows That a Fiat Money System Is More Expensive than We Thought

Blog01/22/2019

A traditional argument for unbacked fiat money was based on the idea it was less-costly to produce fiat money than gold or silver. This cost savings could then enrich society overall. But recent data suggests this isn't true.

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The Statist (and Senseless) Agenda of Kamala Harris

01/22/2019Power & Market

Kamala Harris wants to buy votes, and she has decided that it is okay to hurt the economy in hopes of achieving her political ambitions.

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The Decline of the Scholar and the Decline of Academia

World History

Blog01/21/2019

The academic scholar, along with the great teacher, is vanishing from the universities and being replaced by one-dimensional specialists.

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The Fallacy of the "Public Sector"

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

01/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
The public sector's "productivity" is not measured by any meaningful measure, but only by how much the government spends.
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