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It Doesn't Take a Genius to Understand Economics

03/16/2018Power & Market

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Politicians Are Rushing to Ink Cronyist Deal with Amazon

Taxes and Spending


The massive tax breaks and subsidies being offered to Amazon for their second headquarters has taken crony capitalism to dizzying heights.

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Must Free Trade Be Reciprocal?

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/14/2018Mises Daily Articles
Advocates of commercial treaties maintain that freedom of trade must be reciprocal. Whether they know it or not, they are protectionists in principle.

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Michael Boldin Makes the Case Against Jeff Sessions

Big GovernmentLegal SystemStrategy

Jeff Deist and Michael Boldin discuss how to fight back against the cult of federal supremacy.

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Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

Money and BanksMoney and Banking


The new Fed Chief Powell was optimistic at Congressional hearings this week. But he may have inherited a quickly-expiring boom. 

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Why Camping Out To Buy Stuff Is a Rarity in a Market Economy

Value and Exchange


Forcing people to wait days in a line to buy your product may not be the most efficient way to distribute goods.

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Guilt by Musical Association

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and Culture

If the feds can vilify Deadheads and Juggalos, it could be only a question of time before Washington also tars bluegrass fans or Phish followers.

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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.

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Is This Week's Mini-Crash Just the Beginning?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

The shaky stock market will shake investor confidence, and spells trouble for the future of the current boom.

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Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate about Taxing Cash

The FedMoney and Banking

If Marvin Goodfriend’s dangerous views on monetary policy didn’t disqualify him from the Fed, certainly his dishonest testimony today should.

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