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The Difference Between Regulated Markets and Free Markets

Free MarketsInterventionism

Blog10/02/2019

What exchanges take place, and which do not, is affected by how markets are regulated. Black markets and regulated markets have different outcomes than free markets.

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The Bitcoin Standard

Gold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

10/01/2019Audio/Video
Saifedean Ammous explains why Austrian economics helps us understand Bitcoin, and how Bitcoin can help us understand Austrian economics.
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The US Dollar Beast

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/01/2019

Without a turn toward hard money, the odds are that the world’s dependence on the Greenback will not decline but presumably grow even more in the years to come.

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The State as a Voluntary Institution: A Critique

Blog09/30/2019

We often hear that various government policies are justified because "the people want" this or "we want" that. This belief assumes that dissenting minorities don't matter at all. "We want" is usually nothing more than rank majoritarianism.

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The Ethics of Externalities

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

09/28/2019Mises Daily Articles
According to the usual justification for government regulation of externalities,almost everything we do is ripe for regulation. Even worse, regulators never admit their prohibitions prevent an incalculable number of positive externalities.
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Trade Restrictions Are an Assault on the Individual's Human Values and Rights

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/27/2019

Today's tariff policy relies on the fanciful idea that politicians can pull the right levers to make the economy more efficient or more just. As always, the idea is based on fantasy.

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Three Cheers for Mises

Blog09/27/2019

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The Trade "War" Is Only Making War on Our Freedoms

Blog09/27/2019

Governments love to use war analogies, framing themselves as the heroes fighting the bad guys. But when it comes to trade wars, governments are the bad guys, and individuals are the victims.

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