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The Philanthropic Ogre

Protectionism and Free Trade

Octavio Paz, defined government as "the philanthropic ogre," a creature that seemingly wishes to help the unfortunate, but at the same time devours more and more of the nation’s prosperity.

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The Swedish Welfare State Leads to Poor Immigrant Assimilation

Labor and Wages

Blog11 hours ago

The welfare state has impaired immigrants' success in integrating into and contributing to the Swedish economy.

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The Problem with Historical Illustrations of Free-Banking Systems

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/16/2018

 Historical experience does not appear to support the thesis of modern fractional-reserve free-banking theorists.

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The Problem with Idolizing "Efficiency"

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

08/15/2018The Austrian
When economists idolize "efficiency" while ignoring property rights, they can justify pretty much anything.
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The Mission of the Mises Institute, In One Paragraph

08/14/2018Power & Market
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Today's Leading Mises Scholar on the Man and His Legacy

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/14/2018The Austrian
"He used Menger’s edifice as a framework, and then he solidified its foundations and proceeded to build an entire basilica on top of it. It was an enormous achievement."
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Today's Leading Mises Scholar on the Man and His Legacy

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/14/2018The Austrian
"He used Menger’s edifice as a framework, and then he solidified its foundations and proceeded to build an entire basilica on top of it. It was an enormous achievement."
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Turkey Could Create A Larger Crisis Than Greece

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2018

The Turkish lira collapse should have surprised no one. Yet, in this bubble-justifying market, it did.

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