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Spending Our Way to a Fiscal Crisis

Booms and BustsTaxes and Spending

Blog07/23/2018

The Social Security and Medicare trust funds will both soon be bankrupt, putting additional strains on the federal budget and American taxpayers.

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How A Central Bank Caused One of History's Biggest Cons

World History

Blog07/18/2018

Perhaps no lesson from history better illustrates the dangers of credit expansion-fuelled business cycles than the story of the imaginary country of Poyais.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Tariff: Lessons for Today

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/09/2018

Since the Tariff Act of 1789, the tariff has been the playground of special interests, and used as a means of rewarding political friends, and harming political enemies.

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How the United Kingdom Became a Police State

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog07/06/2018

Contrary to the government's claims, Britain is not becoming safer as the British government becomes bigger.

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Economists Won't Predict the Next Crash — Because They Can't

Money and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog07/05/2018

Some investors and entrepreneurs are good at guessing future trends. Economics, however, isn't what gives them the tools to do so. 

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Competition, Monopoly and the Role of Government

Monopoly and Competition

Blog07/04/2018

Monopolistic abuses rarely survive without a basis in one form or another of special privilege granted by government.

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The New Tariff of Abominations?

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog07/02/2018

Trump's new tariffs just happen to protect certain industries that are big political donors.

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The Corruption of Union Leadership

Labor and Wages

06/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Alongside the struc­ture of traditional unionism, there begins to grow in its shadow a murky pseudo-unionism of criminal behavior.
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