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Did Debt Exist Before Money? It Doesn't Matter

Monetary Theory

We should rewrite our textbook accounts to include the possibility of credit preceding a common medium of exchange and call it inter-temporal barter.

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How Minority Groups Really Advance

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureInterventionism

Listen as Tom Woods and Ryan McMaken discuss public accommodation, antidiscrimination, and the true history of minority advancement.
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Tom Woods: Rothbard Changed my Mind about War

BiographiesWar and Foreign Policy

Tom Woods recounts how Murray Rothbard convinced him that Peace and Liberty cannot be severed.
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Contra Krugman LIVE!

Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyInterventionism

The Mises Institute hosts the first ever live episode of the Contra Krugman Show .
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Stalinism Through a Child’s Eyes

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

03/22/2016Mises Wire
In his children's book on life under the Stalin cult, Breaking Stalin's Nose , author Eugene Yelchin examines a child's encounter of the difference between propaganda and reality.
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Demagoguery vs. Data on Employment in America

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

03/15/2016Mises Wire
While fewer people work in manufacturing jobs today, American workers make more stuff than ever before, thanks to huge strides in productivity. Meanwhile, many people working in the much-maligned service sector make more than those still in manufacturing.
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Daylight Saving Time: A Government Annoyance

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

03/11/2016Mises Wire
Is there anything the state won't micromanage? Back in the 1970s, the Feds passed "emergency" legislation imposing daylight saving time. We're still living with this pointless and annoying mandate today.
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