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Why the Government Can't Measure Income, Happiness, or Well-Being

Blog09/17/2019

When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.

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Walmart's Healthcare Experiment Has Begun, It May Be A Game Changer

Free MarketsHealthU.S. Economy

Blog09/17/2019

Here we see two rival strategies to marketing healthcare services. The status quo is based on insurance payments and price secrecy. Walmart's strategy is based on price competition. 

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Why Government Plans for Fixing Recessions Ultimately Fail

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

09/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
The fundamental error of the interventionists is that they ignore the shortage of capital goods.
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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/13/2019Audio/Video
The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.
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Why a Prominent Economist Abandoned His Support for Carbon Taxes

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/10/2019

Activists who genuinely believe the world faces catastrophe should give serious consideration to David Henderson’s reasons for thinking a carbon tax might be a false “solution."

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Why Entrepreneurs Are Different

The Entrepreneur

Blog09/09/2019

Entrepreneurial action provides the fuel for the constant mining of consumer value. If entrepreneurs cease acting in this way, consumers will cease to see innovation and growing value in the marketplace.

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Why Employer-Funded Health Plans Are Turning to Free Market Medicine

Health

09/05/2019Audio/Video
Jay Kempton shares insights from his recent efforts to turn employers away from the wasteful and corrupt health insurance benefit model.
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