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Healthcare and "Market Failure"

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog12/26/2019

Proponents of socialized medicine assert that markets cannot be trusted with healthcare due to "market failure." But the assumed "failures" of health markets are not improved by socializing healthcare.

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How Today's Central Bankers Threaten Civilization

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureMoney and Banks

Blog12/23/2019

Our monetary system, combined with interventionist state policies, causes mass overconsumption, the destruction of wealth, capital consumption, and the destruction of nature. 

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Hazlitt's Critique of Keynes: The 60th Anniversary

Book ReviewsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/20/2019

Hazlitt and all of the other critics of Keynes never did get to the primary points with respect to what was wrong with Keynes. One point was theoretical. The other was practical.

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How Unions Reduce Real Wages

Labor and WagesMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/17/2019

The actual policies that labor unions have systematically followed from the beginning of their existence have in fact reduced the real wages of the workers as a whole below what they would otherwise have been.

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How Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Are Channeling Venezuela's Hugo Chávez

SocialismWorld History

Blog12/17/2019

That so many voters, pundits, academics, and media figures are taken in by the Warren-Sanders wealth confiscation and redistribution schemes does not bode well for our economic and political future.

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Hyperinflation, Money Demand, and the Crack-Up Boom

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

12/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
"I am not saying that fiat money, once established on the ruins of gold, cannot then continue indefinitely on its own. Unfortunately … if fiat money could not continue indefinitely, I would not have to come here to plead for its abolition."
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How the Soviets Replaced Christmas with a Socialist Winter Holiday

12/10/2019Power & Market

Father Frost (the Soviet Santa Claus) asks: "To whom do we owe all the good things in our socialist society?,” to which, it is said, the children chorus the reply, "Stalin."

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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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