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How Central Banks Stoke Stock Prices

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/23/2018
There are two important ways through which the central bank and its effectively inflationary machinations influence stock prices.

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How Markets Foster Human Cooperation

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

02/19/2018Mises Daily Articles
Only human beings know how to overcome irreconcilable, nature-given conflicts: by embarking upon cooperation.

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Health Care: American Mania vs. Canadian Sclerosis

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog02/19/2018
The Canadian medico-sclerosis would have been worse if it weren’t for the American medico-mania which has brought an unbelievable number of innovations.

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How to Kill 300,000 Americans with Opioids

HealthLegal System

Blog02/17/2018
If someone wanted to kill thousands of Americans through opioid addiction, they couldn't do much better than America's current drug policies.

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How the Leviathan State Built the Washington Monument

U.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
At first privately funded, the federal government — bloated after the Civil War — stepped in to finish the Washington Monument with federal funds.

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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

Blog02/15/2018
If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.

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How Entrepreneurs Wouldn't Let a Beloved Car Brand Die

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Not all entrepreneurship end up with mass production. Sometimes it involves deeply personal efforts to make a very personalized product.

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How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/05/2018
The Wright brothers spent most of their post-1903 careers suing other inventors who were doing the much-needed work of improving airplane technology.

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Hazlitt's Reflections at 70

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

01/19/2018Mises Daily Articles
Individuals in the minority can't afford to be just as good as those in the majority. If we hope to convert the majority we have to be much better.

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