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What Is the "Correct" Growth Rate of the Money Supply?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/19/2017
Central banks have no way of knowing the "right" amount of money-supply growth. But, markets can work to suppress growth in un-backed paper currency.

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When Low-Wage Workers Are Better than Robots

Big GovernmentFree MarketsStrategy

Blog04/18/2017
Automation is not always a sign of greater efficiency — especially when automation is the result of government interference in the marketplace.

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Why Bill Greene Voted for Ron Paul in the Electoral College

Strategy

04/17/2017The Austrian
"I’m no longer surprised when Republicans agree with Democrats on getting rid of constitutional provisions that protect life, liberty, and property."

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We're All Dictators Now

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/13/2017
Riszard Legutko contends that the democratic socialists have been far more successful at destroying freedom than the Soviet communists ever were.

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War is the Continuation of Trumpism by Other Means

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/07/2017
Trump was never a peace candidate, and his protectionist ideology could only ever have led to war.

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Why We Don't Need Macroeconomic Data in a Free Economy

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/03/2017
In a free economy, entrepreneurs don't need economy-wide data to make good business decisions. Macro data really only serves the needs of government.

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Why Special Interests Sacrifice the Future for Short-Term Gain

U.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog04/02/2017
When they ignore basic economics, special interest groups sacrifice the well-being of their future members in exchange for short-term gains.

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Why Angela Merkel Hates Tax Competition

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Europhiles like Angela Merkel are panicking over the idea that the UK and the US might reduce taxes and provide tax havens outside the EU.

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Will Trump Drain the Swamp with Blockchain?

Big GovernmentU.S. EconomyEntrepreneurship

Blog03/17/2017
By utilizing blockchain Trump can employ disruptive technology to achieve his populist ends.

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What Caused the Irish Potato Famine?

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
Was the Potato Famine an ecological accident, as historians usually say, or a politically created one?

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