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The Problem with Public Transit

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFree MarketsCalculation and Knowledge


Much of government-owned transportation destroys rather than adds to wealth. The lack of a sound system of economic calculation is to blame.

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The Profiteers of Armageddon

War and Foreign Policy


Neither Oppenheimer nor the discussion sparked by it has explored one of the most important reasons for the continued existence of nuclear weapons: the profits it yields America’s massive nuclear-industrial complex.

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The British NHS More Resembles a Statist Cult Than Advanced Healthcare



The seventy-fifth-anniversary celebration of the British National Health Service masked the real failures of this system, one that only can become worse over time.

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The Simplicity and Significance of Mutual Economic Exchange

Economic FreedomFree MarketsPraxeology


The simplest action of economics—beneficially mutual voluntary exchange—is also its most profound. People serve each other while improving their own lot in life.

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The Government Wants to Turn Blockchain Firms into Servants of the State

BitcoinEconomic FreedomThe Police State


Federal prosecutors and other law enforcement agents are turning blockchain firms into government subsidiaries. The real goal is to criminalize what really are lawful, private exchanges.

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The Cost of College and Accompanying Student Debt Create a Negative Social ROI

Economic PolicyEducationSocialismU.S. Economy


Student debt is a huge social problem, but the reason is that higher education costs themselves have become a major problem and are a financial burden whose costs outweigh its benefits.

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They Didn't Listen: The Reality of Hayek’s Bestseller

Big GovernmentHayekProgressivismThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy


In 1944, F.A. Hayek's best-selling book, The Road to Serfdom, warned the West that the "free" nations would lose their freedom as government expanded. He was right.

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The Most Exciting Moments from Monday of Mises U


This year we're sharing Mises U students' perspectives as they go through the program. Here's what they had to say after the first day of lectures.

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