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Ocasio-Cortez is Wrong: We're Not Working 80-Hour Weeks Now

Labor and Wages

Blog11/07/2019

Some politicians are sure that even average Americans are working more grueling hours than ever. On average we have more leisure time than ever now, and working hours are down over the past 20 years.

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The Problem of Poverty

World History

Blog11/07/2019

The history of poverty is almost the history of mankind. The ancient writers have left us few specific accounts of it because they took it for granted. It was the normal lot.

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The Economics Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

World HistoryCalculation and KnowledgePrices

11/07/2019Mises Daily Articles
Much of the media discussion around the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall will focus on American military politics and the politicians of the time. But to truly understand why the Soviet system in Eastern Europe collapsed, we must look to Mises's pioneering work on economic planning.
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As Gun Owners Look to Nullify Gun Laws, "Sanctuary" Isn't Just for Immigrants

Blog11/07/2019

From Oregon to Rhode Island, counties and municipalities have announced they will not enforce various state and federal gun laws.

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Can Crypto Revive Swiss Banking?

Swiss WatchFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/07/2019

While some governments have sought to wage war against cryptocurrencies, Switzerland is striving to become a "crypto-nation." 

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Evidence-Based Economics: What the Doctor Ordered?

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

11/06/2019Audio/Video
Peter Klein discusses “evidence-based economics” and the relative place of randomized trials in economics and medicine.
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