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The Myth of "Planned Obsolescence"

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange

2 hours agoThe Free Market
In times of massive and frequent technological improvement, it would be sheer waste for manufacturers to dump resources into making products last past their usefulness.
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The EU's Protectionist Impulses Are Showing in Turkey Deal

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog6 hours ago

EU politicians and technocrats like to present themselves as progressive and enlightened policymakers. But that virtuous mask slipped after German auto giant Volkswagen announced that its new facility would be located in Turkey instead of an EU member nation.

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The Economic Consequences of Cheap Money

Booms and BustsFree MarketsBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

10/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
One of the characteristic features of this age is the general attack launched by all governments and pressure groups against the rights of creditors.
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The Problem with Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth-Tax Plan

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/19/2019

Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is based on the idea that the government knows how to use wealth better than the private sector. The plan also ignores that the wealthy have been shown to flee countries with a wealth tax.

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The Late Great State of California

U.S. Economy

Blog10/18/2019

California is now the most taxed and regulated state in the nation. Not surprisingly, life here is becoming less affordable, and less profitable.

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The Influence and Origins of FDR

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
Roosevelt stands for the national government as we know it today: a vast, unfathomable bureaucratic apparatus.
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The Pre-Marriage Blood Test In America Is Now Gone

This year, Montana became the last state to completely abolish Progressive-Era blood tests as a requirement for a marriage license.

10/17/2019Power & Market
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The Fairness of "Unequal" Exchange

Free MarketsPricesValue and Exchange

10/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
When an elected official or government bureaucrat interferes with a valid, non-coerced exchange, they may appear to be helping one individual when they are actually harming a foundation of modern society; free exchange of goods and services.
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