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Central Planning Failed in the USSR, but Central Banks Have Revived It

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/19/2018

When I left Soviet Russia in 1991, I thought I would never see a command-and-control economy again. I was wrong. Over the past decade the global economy has started to resemble one.

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Can Consumer Surveys Tell Us Where the Economy Is Headed?

Blog09/18/2018

If a large group of people express an opinion regarding future economic conditions, it does not make it more accurate than the view expressed by any particular individual.

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Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/18/2018

Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?

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Credit Expansion Squanders Capital

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2018

As the credit expansion turns to bust, many capital goods remain unused, many investment processes cannot be completed, and capital goods produced are used in a manner not originally foreseen. A large portion of society’s scarce resources has been squandered.

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Controlling Missouri, Part 6: Martial Law

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/12/2018Audio/Video
Included in John C. Frémont’s declaration of Martial Law is the first emancipation proclamation of the war.
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Cop Amber Guyger Is One Reason We Need Private Gun Ownership

09/12/2018Power & Market

Police officer Amber Guyger accidently trespassed in a private home, and then shot the owner. Her defenders say it's complicated. Now just imagine if a private citizen had done what she did.

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Controlling Missouri, Part 5: Bloody Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/05/2018Audio/Video
Confederate and Union forces fight on Bloody Hill, and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek comes to an end.
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Capitalism, Happiness, and Beauty

Free MarketsMedia and CultureOther Schools of Thought

09/04/2018Mises Daily Articles
What characterizes capitalism is not the bad taste of the crowds, but the fact that these crowds, made prosperous by capitalism, became "consumers" of literature — of course, of trashy literature.
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