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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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The Economics and Politics of Zoning

Blog11/04/2019

The whole point of zoning is to limit freedom in the development of new housing options. As a result, housing is more expensive, and the consumers are more poorly served.

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Trotsky: The Ignorance and the Evil

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"It may well be, that is, that the Bolsheviks had never had the slightest idea of what their aims would mean concretely for the economic life of Russia, how those aims would of necessity have to be implemented, or what the consequences would be."
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Africa's Socialism Is Keeping it Poor

Socialism

Blog11/02/2019

Socialism was sold to Africans as the antidote to the legacy of colonial occupiers. But it was the African countries that most resisted socialism that experienced the greatest gains in standards of living.

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The Fed Looks Increasingly Concerned About Liquidity and Growth — Even If it Says Otherwise

The Fed has cut its key target interest rate, and has cut interest paid on reserves, all while injecting more liquidity into banks. This is not a confident Fed.

11/02/2019Power & Market
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How School Districts Put Politics Before Children

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/02/2019

School boards are political institutions often more interested in social policy than in education.

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Currency Debasement and Social Collapse

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionismMoney and Banking

11/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
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Six Graphs Showing Just How Much the Government Has Grown

Blog11/01/2019

Given the ongoing growth of government taxation, spending, and regulation, it should be abundantly clear that we are hardly living in an age of "market fundamentalism" as so many leftists and conservatives claim.

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