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Notre Dame and What Was Lost

When we consider the spectacle of Notre Dame burning, we should ask ourselves whether the politics and economics of our age encourage or discourage building wealth for future generations.

04/16/2019Power & Market
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Not Every Health Condition Is Insurable

HealthInterventionismPolitical Theory

03/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
If you think healthcare pricing seems nonsensical now, just wait until you see what happens when mandated coverage removes any semblance of rational insurance pricing.
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Natural and Neutral Rates of Interest in Theory and Policy Formulation

Capital and Interest TheoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

03/13/2019Mises Daily Articles
The so-called "art of central banking" lies in picking the "right" target interest rate. But, there's no way to know the "correct" rate without giving markets freedom from central bankers.
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Notes on Fed Chair Jerome Powell's 60 Minutes Non-Interview

 Jay Powell "sees no reason" the economy can't keep chugging along. And of course that's true until it isn't.

03/12/2019Power & Market
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No, Robots Won't Make Us All Unemployed

Labor and Wages

Blog03/11/2019

We are better off not needing twelve people with shovels to do the same thing as a single bulldozer. Robots are not fundamentally different from a bulldozer.

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New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Blog03/08/2019

The size of new houses has shrunk since 2015. (Houses are still two-thirds larger than they were 50 years ago.) But will local governments let developers build smaller, simpler, more affordable housing?

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No, You Don't Need a $200K College Degree

Taxpayers are already subsidizing public colleges nationwide. But must taxpayers also pay for students who want designer degrees at private schools?

02/26/2019Power & Market
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