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The Crisis of Argentina and How to Reduce Country Risk

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog2 hours ago

Argentina has all the ingredients to be a global leading economy, but current policy makes the country a promise that always disappoints. 

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The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Free MarketsWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
No such thing as a "natural" monopoly has ever existed. In real life, so-called "public utilities" faced frequent competition, so they secured government monopolies to destroy the competition and invented the myths to rationalize their monopoly power.
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Trump's "Gut Feeling"

01/12/2019Power & Market

Trump’s gut has it right. The stock market is in trouble and he knows he needs to blame someone — Fed Chair Jerome Powell — early and often.

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The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

Blog01/11/2019

There is no evidence that the TSA makes air travel safer, but the federalization of airport security in 2002 has made airport security more fragile and unmanageable in the face of a government "shutdown."

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The Politics of Political Economists

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

01/10/2019Mises Daily Articles
The growth of statistics, often developed originally for its own sake, ends by multiplying the avenues of government intervention and planning.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 2: Wood versus Iron

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/09/2019Audio/Video
The ironclad CSS Virginia ushers in a new age of naval warfare.
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The "Green New Deal" Debunked (Part 1 of 2)

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog01/08/2019

A “Green New Deal” makes no sense on economic grounds, either in spirit or in letter.

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The Cure for Poverty

Poverty

01/05/2019Books
The very miracles brought about in our age by the capitalist system have given rise to expectations that keep running ahead even of the accelerating progress, and so have led to an incredibly shortsighted impatience that threatens to destroy the very system that has made the expectations possible.
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