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Harvard Economics is Changing

06/26/2019Power & Market

Economics at Harvard is changing for the worst.

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How US Sugar Subsidies Bring a Red Tide of Algae to Florida's Shores

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment


A combination of federal sugar subsidies, federal regulations on pollution, and federal control of Lake Okeechobee (a giant lake in southern Florida) runoff guidelines has created a recipe for disaster.

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Here's an Easy Way to Add Some Market Competition Back into Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

The current healthcare system destroys price sensitivity for both consumers and producers. We need reforms that will force prices down.
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How We Should Name Business Cycles

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Economists have long played semantic games with how they name business cycles. This is how they should do it.
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How Trump Will Make the Trade Deficit Worse

Free MarketsU.S. Economy

Several of President Trump’s proposals, such as increasing military spending, will make the trade deficits even bigger.
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How We Won the Drug War


Recorded at Mises University 2016.
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Hostages and the Right to Pay Ransom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPrices

08/26/2015Mises Wire
Many governments — including the US — have often inhumanely forbidden families from supplying ransoms to kidnappers to save loved ones. The Obama administration recently, and correctly, suspended the practice of prosecuting families in these cases.
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How Keynes Almost Prevented the Keynesian Revolution

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

08/15/2015Mises Wire
In 1925, Winston Churchill, in spite of massive wartime inflation of the pound sterling, restored the gold standard at the old pre-war exchange rate. This set off a chain of events that led to the 1929 crash in America, and the rise of Keynesianism.
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