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Why Housing Is More Affordable In Tokyo

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/20/2019

In a city with rapidly rising housing needs, there is really only one way to keep housing prices stable or falling: produce a lot of housing.

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What John Law Taught Us About the Perils of Printing Money

Money and Banks

Blog09/19/2019

To cause a truly disastrous boom and bust with far-fetching real consequences, you need to control the money supply.

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Walter Bagehot and the Problem of the "Lender of Last Resort"

Money and Banks

Blog09/19/2019

James Grant's new book Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, reveals there we can still learn a lot from the world that existed before our modern era of central banking.

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Why Government Can't Measure Your Happiness

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

09/19/2019Audio/Video
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
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Why the Government Can't Measure Income, Happiness, or Well-Being

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog09/17/2019

When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.

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Walmart's Healthcare Experiment Has Begun, It May Be A Game Changer

Free MarketsHealthU.S. Economy

Blog09/17/2019

Here we see two rival strategies to marketing healthcare services. The status quo is based on insurance payments and price secrecy. Walmart's strategy is based on price competition. 

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Why Government Plans for Fixing Recessions Ultimately Fail

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

09/14/2019Mises 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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