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Mercenaries: A "Privatized" Army Is Still an Army

Blog09/13/2018

An increasing reliance on military contractors has allowed US policymakers to keep more wars going while using fewer and fewer US troops in combat.

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Malinvestment, Not Overinvestment, Causes Booms

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismMonetary Theory

09/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The characteristic mark of economic history under capitalism is unceasing economic progress, a steady increase in the quantity of capital goods available, and a continuous trend toward an improvement in the general standard of living.
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Money Supply Growth Falls to 6-Month Low

Money Supply

Blog09/06/2018

Money supply growth fell in August, dropping to the lowest rate recorded since February of this year.

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Markets, Not Unions, Gave us Leisure

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

09/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The shorter work week is entirely a capitalist invention. As capital investment caused the marginal productivity of labor to increase over time, less labor was required to produce the same levels of output.
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Mr Trump, Tear Down These Trade Barriers

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog08/11/2018

American tariffs are just taxes on Americans, and its the American consumer who will suffer most.

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Money Supply Growth Inched Upward in June

Money and BankingMoney Supply

Blog08/03/2018

Money supply growth inched upward again in June this year, but remains well below the growth rates experienced from 2009 to 2016.

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More Evidence that the US Constitution Does Not Mandate Federal Control of Immigration

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/02/2018

Regulation of immigrants was almost exclusively the domain of state governments during the first 100 years of the United States. Many doubted if federal involvement was Constitutional.

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Manufacturing's Death Has Been Exaggerated

U.S. Economy

Blog08/02/2018

While it is true that factory jobs have fallen by approximately seven million since 1979, manufacturing output has climbed more than one-fifth since 2006.

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