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The Big Apple's Communist Past Stirs Nostalgia

SocialismU.S. History

Blog01/16/2018
Bill de Blasio and Bernie Sanders are not the only people who long for a truly socialist New York.
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The Google Manifesto – and What it Means

Bureaucracy and RegulationEntrepreneurship

Blog08/10/2017
Google can concentrate on innovation and profits — or it can focus on bureaucratic rules against thoughtcrimes. Google has apparently chosen the latter.
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To Lower Health Care Costs, Try Freedom

HealthProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog06/01/2017
Prices have fallen in many areas of healthcare that are reliant on cash transactions and more market competition.
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The Myth of the "Popular Will"

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/03/2017
Democracy often relies on conflating society with the state. Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to the politicization of every facet of daily life.
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The Goal of Socialists Is Socialism — Not Prosperity

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2017
Some claim that if socialists understood economics they wouldn't be socialists. This is doubtful since the larger motivation is often political control.
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The Economics of Hillary Clinton

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/26/2016Mises Wire
Hillary Clinton likes to say she wants to help the middle class. But, her economic policy only helps her crony capitalist pals.
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Three Centuries of Boom-Bust in Spain

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

01/21/2016Mises Wire
Following the discovery of the Americas, Spain began a 300-year period of booms, busts, war, and mercantilism. Only in the eighteenth century did the country begin to find prosperity through liberalization of trade and private property.
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The Coming Corporate "Crime Wave"

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

09/30/2015Mises Wire
With an election year soon upon us, many politicians are talking about cracking down on "greed" in the business and corporate worlds. Fortunately for politicians, federal law is flexible enough to prosecute nearly anyone, and the chilling effect on entrepreneurs will be real.
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