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The Conquest of the US by Spain

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

02/15/2020Mises Daily Articles
The year 1898 was a landmark in American history. It was the year America went to war with Spain—our first engagement with a foreign enemy in the dawning age of modern warfare. Aside from a few scant periods of retrenchment, we have been embroiled in foreign politics ever since.
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The Fight for Liberty and the Beltway Barbarians

Strategy

Blog02/07/2020

Are we emphasizing “the negative”? In a sense, yes, but what else are we to stress when our values, our principles, our very being are under attack from a relentless foe?

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The Deception behind Government Licensing Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismInterventionism

Blog01/18/2020

How much licensing requirements are designed to “protect” the health of the public, and how much to restrict competition, may be gauged from the fact that giving medical advice free without a license is rarely a legal offense. Only the sale of medical advice requires a license.

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The Many Ways Governments Create Monopolies

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog01/11/2020

Since outright grants of monopoly or quasi-monopoly would usually be considered baldly injurious to the public, governments have discovered a variety of methods of granting such privileges indirectly, as well as a variety of arguments to justify these measures.

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The Cultural Consequences of Negative Interest Rates

Global EconomyMedia and CultureMoney and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory

12/03/2019Audio/Video
Rahim Taghizadegan from the independent Viennese Scholarium offers a European perspective on the anti-economics of negative interest rates
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The Indianapolis Monetary Convention

The FedU.S. HistoryGold Standard

11/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Morgan-Rockefeller forces began to organize a "reform" movement to cure the "inelasticity" of money and to move slowly toward the establishment of a central bank.
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Trotsky: The Ignorance and the Evil

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"It may well be, that is, that the Bolsheviks had never had the slightest idea of what their aims would mean concretely for the economic life of Russia, how those aims would of necessity have to be implemented, or what the consequences would be."
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The Myth of "Planned Obsolescence"

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange

10/22/2019The 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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