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Yuri Maltsev, RIP

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog9 hours ago

Yuri Maltsev, a Mises Senior Fellow who once was an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev when he was an economist in the USSR, has passed away. Rest in peace.

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Yes, the Minimum Wage Harms the Economy

Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

Blog01/25/2023

The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.

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Yes, Virginia, There IS a Deep State—and It Is Worse than You Think

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. History

Blog01/13/2023

We like to think of the "deep state" as a conspiratorial entity. In reality, the term describes much of what the federal government does in broad daylight.

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You've Got to Be Kidding: Professor Demands Animals Stop Eating Each Other

ProgressivismRationalism

Blog12/16/2022

University of Chicago professor Martha C. Nussbaum wants to save the world by preventing animals from eating each other in the wild. David Gordon (after pulling himself off the floor) comments on her proposal.

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You Don’t Know What’s Good for You

Property RightsPolitical Theory

Blog11/04/2022

While personal autonomy is a major topic of conversation, for Rothbard the most important thing is liberty, and liberty and automony are not always the same.

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Yes, Precolonial Africa Had Technology and Economic Life before Colonialism

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Blog08/12/2022

Like all other places, Africa has a more nuanced history than what people previously have believed. The continent was not devoid of technology before the advent of colonialism, as there were pockets of inventiveness and small-scale manufacturing.

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Yellen: "Recession" Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

U.S. Economy

Blog07/26/2022

With inflation making workers poorer, and with midterm elections looming, Janet Yellen is doing damage control by arguing over the definition of "recession."

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Yes, They Were Socialists: How the Nazis Waged War on Private Property

Cronyism and CorporatismSocialism

Blog07/05/2022

The myth that won't die is that Nazi Germany was a fully functioning free-market economy. In truth, it was effectively as socialist as its supposed rival, the USSR.

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