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How Not to Address Rising Oil Prices: Lessons from Nixon's Price Controls

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPrices

Blog04/26/2018

The crude oil “daisy chain” reseller boom is just one example of the absurdity of the 1970s price controls on the oil and gas sector. 

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How Long Will Cheap Debt Bail Out Automakers?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog04/21/2018

People aren't spending as much as they used to on automobiles. But there are still plenty of buyers willing to go into debt for a well-equipped car. 

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How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money

Monopoly and Competition

Blog04/14/2018

Donald Trump is wrong. Amazon isn't ruining the postal service. The postal service can do that all by itself. 

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How Juan Perón's Left Populism Destroyed Argentina's Economy

Big GovernmentWorld History

Blog02/26/2018
Some scholars want the Democrats to embrace Perón's policies. This isn’t quite as bizarre as arguing for Venezuelan socialism, but it’s close.
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How Markets Foster Human Cooperation

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

02/19/2018Mises Daily Articles
Only human beings know how to overcome irreconcilable, nature-given conflicts: by embarking upon cooperation.
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How to Beam Factories to Mars

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/22/2017
Would the option of trading with Earth matter to the Martians? Of course it would — in spite of what Paul Krugman thinks.
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Hey GOP, Want to Cut the Burden of Government? Cut Spending.

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/13/2017
It is not deficits per se, but total government spending that distorts the economy and starves the private sector of resources.
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How Not to Study the State

EducationPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/26/2017
Most high school government classes offer an analysis of the state that's shockingly simplistic and simple-minded.
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