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Alberta's Regional Carbon Tax Is a Recipe for Disaster

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog04/05/2019

If Canadian provinces (or US states) implement a regional carbon tax, they shouldn’t fool themselves that they are “doing the right thing.” Households and businesses will suffer from higher energy prices and slower economic growth, with very little to show for it.

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A Free-Market Monetary System

Free MarketsMoney and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewGold Standard

04/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"The power to issue money was essential for the finance of the government … in order to give to government access to the tap where it can draw the money it needs by manufacturing it."
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Authentic German Liberalism of the 19th Century

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The authentic German liberals have fallen into total obscurity. Today, the figures who are celebrated as early-twentieth century German liberals are men who were, in fact, collectivists and forerunners of the totalitarian state.
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Action, Time, and the Market

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

03/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
Humans use action to attain certain ends. But they must choose what actions to take. And choice also requires judgment about the best way to achieve the preferred ends.
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Australia's Gun Laws and Homicide: Correlation Isn't Causation

Blog03/21/2019

Although Australia follows the same homicide trend as the US, Canada, and much of Europe, gun control advocates try to credit the improvement in Australia almost solely to a 1996 gun control law.

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A College "Education" Has Little to do with Education

EducationU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/14/2019

Wealthy Hollywood types, being relentless and cynical social climbers, figured out years ago that college is mostly about social status and certification.

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Americans Have Much More Living Space than Europeans

03/11/2019Power & Market

The average American dwelling unit is at least 50 to 75 percent larger than the average European unit.

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A Modest Proposal for the Fed

Business CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog03/08/2019

So how about it, Mr. Powell? A real economy operates without ultra-low interest rates and activist central bank stimulus.

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