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Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart — Not Competition

Blog01/28/2019

All economic and political systems involve competition over scarce resources. So it's wrong to say competition is the distinguishing characteristic of capitalism.

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Government Spending Doesn't Create Economic Growth

Blog01/25/2019

Government spending doesn't create wealth. It destroys wealth.

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13. Dave Smith on Comedy, the Fed, Fatherhood, and Faith

BiographiesMedia and Culture

01/24/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Dave Smith discuss the theory and practice of comedy, Dave’s discovery of Austrian economics, Mises.org, and more.
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Gilets Jaunes: French Protesters Demand Lower Taxes and More Spending

Blog01/19/2019

The Gilets Jaunes are a crisis for the French state, and it remains to be seen if the French leviathan will use it to expand their powers.

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Why We Need Savings to Produce What We Need

Blog01/19/2019

The real value of saving is found in how much it supports and sustains the individuals who are engaged in various stages of production.

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Real Tax Rates in the 60s Were Much Lower than Ocasio-Cortez Thinks

Blog01/12/2019

Marginal tax rates in the 1950s and 1960s don't reflect how much wealthy taxpayers actually paid in taxes. They paid far less than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks.

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Joe Salerno on Mises and Nationalism

ImmigrationPrivate Property

01/11/2019Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Dr. Joe Salerno examine Ludwig von Mises's views on nationalism and immigration.
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Increasing Demand Won't Make the Economy Grow

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/11/2019

There is no such a thing as insufficient demand as such. An individual’s demand is constrained by his or her ability to produce goods.

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