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The Economy: Winter Is Coming

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog08/29/2018

From the yield curve to money supply growth, there are good reasons to believe we are in the autumn of the current expansion.

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Controlling Missouri, Part 4: The Battle of Wilson’s Creek

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 3: Punishing the Rebels

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/22/2018Audio/Video
Union forces pursue the Missouri secessionists to the southwest corner of the state.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 2: This Means War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/15/2018Audio/Video
Nathaniel Lyon declares war on the state of Missouri, and wages the first battle in the state.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 1: Nathaniel Lyon in St. Louis

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/09/2018Audio/Video
Nathaniel Lyon, a notoriously harsh officer in the US army, is sent to St. Louis to ensure Missouri’s place in the Union.
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How Liberal Adoption Laws Helped Romania’s Orphans

HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange

Blog08/08/2018

People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.

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"Sweatshops" Are Like Lifeboats for the Poor — Don't Sink Them

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/02/2018

The answer to why people continue to work in such deplorable conditions is pretty simple: they don’t have any other options.

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How and Why the State Destroys Society

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

08/01/2018Mises Daily Articles
Since the State thrives on what it expropriates, the general decline in production that it induces by its avarice foretells its own doom. Its source of income dries up. Thus, in pulling Society down it pulls itself down.
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