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The Goal of Socialists Is Socialism — Not Prosperity

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2017
Some claim that if socialists understood economics they wouldn't be socialists. This is doubtful since the larger motivation is often political control.
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The Economics of Hillary Clinton

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/26/2016Mises Wire
Hillary Clinton likes to say she wants to help the middle class. But, her economic policy only helps her crony capitalist pals.
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Three Centuries of Boom-Bust in Spain

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

01/21/2016Mises Wire
Following the discovery of the Americas, Spain began a 300-year period of booms, busts, war, and mercantilism. Only in the eighteenth century did the country begin to find prosperity through liberalization of trade and private property.
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The Coming Corporate "Crime Wave"

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

09/30/2015Mises Wire
With an election year soon upon us, many politicians are talking about cracking down on "greed" in the business and corporate worlds. Fortunately for politicians, federal law is flexible enough to prosecute nearly anyone, and the chilling effect on entrepreneurs will be real.
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The Economics of Bernie Sanders

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

09/01/2015Mises Wire
Bernie Sanders is not a new Mao or Marx. He’s really just a modern New Dealer, and he’s recycling old New Deal plans and rhetoric. And, just like the original, Sanders’ New Deal will do nothing to end our current economic malaise.
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The Rise of the Medical Bureaucrat and Centralized Health Care

HealthPricesValue and Exchange

07/14/2015Mises Wire
While doctors and nurses become more scarce, the number of health care administrators continues to go up. The role of these administrators is to aggregate and centralize data, although there is no evidence this increases the value of health care.
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