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Deflation Fears Drive Developing Countries to Even Lower Interest Rates

Blog4 hours ago

While the US's central bank strikes a "cautiously optimistic" stance (as usual), central banks in developing countries are driven to easy money by economic uncertainty and a weakening dollar.

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How Wage Work Liberated Women (and Men)

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog4 hours ago

Far from making women "wage slaves," Europe's move toward urban wage work liberated both women and men from the isolation and low productivity of rural farm work.

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Not Every Health Condition Is Insurable

HealthInterventionismPolitical Theory

03/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
Just because healthcare is expensive is not a necessary or sufficient condition for mandating coverage. If you think healthcare pricing seems nonsensical now, just wait until you see what happens when mandated coverage removes any semblance of rational insurance pricing to the healthcare “...
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Only Capitalism Will Save the Millennials

Big GovernmentSocialismEntrepreneurship

Blog03/16/2019

The endpoint of the existing system of party democracy, social welfare, and state capitalism is state bankruptcy, misery, and suppression.

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Decentralize the French State

World History

Blog03/16/2019

It doesn't look like French populism is going away, and this may be an opportunity to finally chip away at the country's paralyzing bureaucracy.

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Bastiat's Legacy in Economics

History of the Austrian School of Economics

03/15/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Bastiat’s great themes — harmony rather than equilibrium, property versus spoliation, and property and value — have been almost completely neglected in professional economic science during the unfortunate twentieth century.
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Capitalist Investment: The Greatest Type of Charity

Blog03/15/2019

When a capitalist invests in a business — thus increasing worker productivity and earnings — he's performing a humanitarian service to the community.

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The "Fertility Crisis" Is a Government-Caused Crisis

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/15/2019

In a relatively unhampered market, a declining population is not necessarily an economic problem. But in a system where retirees can loot younger workers through government pension systems, there is a real problem, indeed.

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