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The Crisis of Argentina and How to Reduce Country Risk

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog53 min ago

Argentina has all the ingredients to be a global leading economy, but current policy makes the country a promise that always disappoints. 

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Socialism: A Doctrine of the Aristocrats

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

01/15/2019Mises Daily Articles
The socialist and anti-liberal movements we now face comes to use from intellectuals, aristocrats, and other elites. The "proletariat" has had no role in devising the movements we're sold serve the interests of "the people."
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Paul Krugman's Conversion to a 70-Percent Income Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/15/2019

Paul Krugman is now claiming the fact the US is not a 100% free-market economy justifies ever-higher taxes on "the rich."

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Saudi Arabian Lobbyists Have Many Friends in DC

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/15/2019

One of the world's most militaristic Islamic dictatorships — Saudi Arabia — lobbies heavily in Washington to increase US military spending — and the Saudis are rewarded handsomely for their efforts.

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The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Free MarketsWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
No such thing as a "natural" monopoly has ever existed. In real life, so-called "public utilities" faced frequent competition, so they secured government monopolies to destroy the competition and invented the myths to rationalize their monopoly power.
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56. Conflicts of Interest in Health Policy: A Different Ball of Wax?

Health

01/14/2019Audio/Video
Anish Koka and Michel Accad reveal some uncomfortable truths about conflicts of interest in healthcare.
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A Quick History of Humanity and Income Distribution

Blog01/14/2019

If we all still lived like cavemen, we'd have hardly any inequality at all. But that's not exactly something to aspire to.

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