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Why Government Plans for Fixing Recessions Ultimately Fail

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

10 hours agoMises Daily Articles
The fundamental error of the interventionists is that they ignore the shortage of capital goods.
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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/13/2019Audio/Video
The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.
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Why a Prominent Economist Abandoned His Support for Carbon Taxes

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/10/2019

Activists who genuinely believe the world faces catastrophe should give serious consideration to David Henderson’s reasons for thinking a carbon tax might be a false “solution."

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Why Entrepreneurs Are Different

The Entrepreneur

Blog09/09/2019

Entrepreneurial action provides the fuel for the constant mining of consumer value. If entrepreneurs cease acting in this way, consumers will cease to see innovation and growing value in the marketplace.

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Why Employer-Funded Health Plans Are Turning to Free Market Medicine

Health

09/05/2019Audio/Video
Jay Kempton shares insights from his recent efforts to turn employers away from the wasteful and corrupt health insurance benefit model.
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Why is the "Cost of Living" in Cities so High?

Labor and WagesU.S. EconomyPrices

Blog09/04/2019

More than half of the people in the world currently live in urban areas or cities, in spite of it being more expensive to do so. Why?

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What Is "Originary Interest"?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryFiscal TheoryMoney and Banking

09/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
People do not save and accumulate capital because there is interest. Interest is neither the impetus to saving nor the reward or the compensation granted for abstaining from immediate consumption. It is the ratio in the mutual valuation of present goods as against future goods.
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