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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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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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