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With Inequality, Some Is Fair and Some Is Unfair

Free MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog40 min ago
Market growth can naturally lead to greater inequality. But government interventions often add their own, more insidious brand of inequality.

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William Tell, Tax Rebel

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

02/16/2018Mises Daily Articles
Adam Young tells the true story of William Tell, the Swiss legendary hero who symbolizes the struggle for individual and political freedom.

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What Is Optimal Monetary Policy, Anyway?

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2018
Economists usually sneak in their own value judgments when claiming they are for objectively "optimal" monetary policy.

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Why Good Economics Requires Good Theory

Money and Banking

Blog02/06/2018
Statistical data cannot produce much information about the underlying causes behind human action.

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What the FBI/FISA Memo Really Tells Us About Our Government

Cronyism and CorporatismLegal SystemStrategy

Blog02/05/2018
Both parties suppressed evidence of FBI abuse of the FISA process until after the FISA Amendments Act could be re-authorized.

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Wieser and the Austrians

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog02/05/2018
Wieser is an Austrian, but his version of Austrian economics is unique.

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Why Intellectuals Fall for Socialism

Socialism

Blog02/01/2018
Socialism has never and nowhere been at first a working-class movement.

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Why Perfect Competition Is not So Perfect

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/01/2018
A large variety of products — and not a large number of market participants — is what matters for competition.

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Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Cronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2018
The more the state increases its powers over the economy, the more motivated special interests become to take control of the state.

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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.

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