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The Fight Against "Home Sharing" Drives up the Price of Short-Term Housing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/04/2019

A lobbying group in Canada is demanding home-sharing services like Airbnb face stiffer government regulation. Activists claims its all for "the community." But huge corporate hotel firms are the only ones likely to really benefit.

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Are Structural Fluctuations Natural or Policy-Induced? Analyzing Mises's and Schumpeter's Contributions to Business Cycle Theory

Business Cycles

10/29/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
A closer look at differences between Mises's and Schumpeter's economic theories suggests that their fundamental divergences have their origin in methodological and epistemological questions.
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Bitcoin and the Denationalization of Money

Money and Banks

Blog10/28/2019

In his new book The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous displays a fine understanding of money, and also a good grasp of how currencies like Bitcoin could revolutionize the government-dominated banking sector.

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100% Banking and Its Advocates: A Brief History

Money and Banks

Blog10/23/2019

A return to a system of 100% bank reserves is anything but radical. It would be quite conservative, prudent, and sensible.

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What if the Majority Voted for “None of the Above”?

Political Theory

Blog10/18/2019

Allowing a space on the ballot for "none of the above" would be a step in the right direction toward a slightly less farcical political system.

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The Fairness of "Unequal" Exchange

Free MarketsPricesValue and Exchange

10/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
When an elected official or government bureaucrat interferes with a valid, non-coerced exchange, they may appear to be helping one individual when they are actually harming a foundation of modern society; free exchange of goods and services.
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City Hall Forbids Developer from Giving Consumers What They Want

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/15/2019

Local governments think the key to "smart" downtown development is to restrict parking, and force people to take a bus. In reality, people just decide to avoid downtown, thwarting efforts at development.

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Can Spain Handle a Global Crisis?

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

There seems to be an increasing consensus that a global recession is coming soon. The good news is that the Spanish private sector is much better prepared than it was in 2007.

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