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Capitalism, Happiness, and Beauty

Free MarketsMedia and CultureOther Schools of Thought

09/04/2018Mises Daily Articles
What characterizes capitalism is not the bad taste of the crowds, but the fact that these crowds, made prosperous by capitalism, became "consumers" of literature — of course, of trashy literature.
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Central Banks Enrich a Select Few at the Expense of Many

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/30/2018

Under an inflationary monetary scheme, big financial-sector players who get the new money first benefit the most. Ordinary households down the line then bear the brunt of price inflation.

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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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Consumerism: Don't Blame the Market for Delivering What People Want

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog08/28/2018

Those who oppose "consumerism" contend it is wrong to give consumers what they want if they want the wrong things.

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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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Can Deflation Fix the Damage Done by Inflation?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/03/2018

Deflation can never repair the damage of a prior inflation. It would be like running someone over with a car, and then trying to fix the situation by backing up over the person again.

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