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Technology and Government Shouldn't Mix

The EntrepreneurWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

12/17/2015Mises Wire
The biggest technology problem we face today is not the rise of technology in the private sector. New technologies only improve worker productivity and wealth accumulation. The real problem is in the many ways that the state will use technology against us.
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Government Debt Is Not Like Private Debt

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

12/08/2015Mises Wire
Opponents of austerity have come out to denounce the idea that it’s bad for governments to borrow. They note that there are benefits to borrowing. The distinction they fail to make is that there’s a big difference between private borrowing and government borrowing.
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The World Bank Threatens Free Markets in Peru

The EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurship

10/30/2015Mises Wire
Thanks to enterprising Peruvians who ignore the regulatory state, Peru continues to see growth in the standards of living of its citizens. Unfortunately, the global elites behind the World Bank are determined to regulate and "modernize" Peru until this entrepreneurial spirit is destroyed.
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Why the Greeks Should Repudiate Their Government’s Debt

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

09/09/2015Mises Wire
The Greek debt crisis is often framed as a matter of Greek debtors against German creditors. But it’s really a matter of Greek and German taxpayers being exploited by their own governments which are promising to pay debts with other people’s money.
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Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It’s Not Greed When We Do It

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

08/03/2015Mises Wire
Connecticut has introduced a new death tax. But for some reason, a blatant cash grab like this is never "greed" when a government uses violence to seize wealth. It's only greed when private sector actors want more money.
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From Beijing to Auburn

History of the Austrian School of Economics

05/25/2015The Austrian
Former Mises Institute Fellow Jingjing Wang discusses how she discovered Austrian economics in China, and her plans for the future as an Austrian economist.
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