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Happy Birthday, Mises!

Blog09/29/2020

Today marks the birthday of Ludwig von Mises, and day #2 of our Annual Fall Campaign.

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Self-Defense and "Taking the Law into Your Own Hands"

It's increasingly clear two things are going on: leftists are very interested in taking their rioting and looting far beyond city limits, and government police are not interested in doing much about it.

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Our Fall Campaign Starts Today!

Blog09/28/2020

The mission of the Mises Institute is simple. We want to spread the ideas of Ludwig von Mises and the scholars he inspired.

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Why "Taxing the Rich" Doesn't Make Us Better Off

Blog09/28/2020

Because the rich generally save and invest more of their income than the less wealthy, they are the primary builders of the pool of available capital. Taxing away their incomes means less capital for everyone.

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If the US Adopts Eurozone Policies, the Jobs Recovery Will Suffer

Labor and WagesTaxes and Spending

Blog09/28/2020

The best social policy is one that supports job creation and rising wages. Entitlements do not make a society more prosperous, and ultimately drive it to stagnation.

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Dude, Where's My Inflation?

Inflation

The Fed could certainly encourage more price inflation if it wanted to. But it seems the real goal is not steady inflation, but support for the financial sector.

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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

Free MarketsPrice Controls

Blog09/26/2020

Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.

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