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How Taxes Distort Business

Blog04/18/2017
Taxes not only fund wars and enrich unworthy rulers, but also create crippling distortions in every economy the world has ever known.

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How Government Meddles in Your Easter Chocolate

Big Government

Blog04/14/2017
Thanks to protectionism, consumers in the West pay higher prices for chocolate — and African workers get lower wages.

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How Trump Will Make the Trade Deficit Worse

Free MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog04/12/2017
Several of President Trump’s proposals, such as increasing military spending, will make the trade deficits even bigger.

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Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

Big GovernmentFree Markets

Blog04/09/2017
The government is the biggest fleecer of the middle class of all time.

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How the Left Learned to Love States' Rights

Political Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Over the course of approximately six hours, the Left in the United States made a spectacular, 180 degree turn on federalism and states’ rights.

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How to Interpret the Shape of the Yield Curve

Blog03/27/2017
Central-bank meddling — and not "expectations" — may be the real driver behind changes in the shape of the yield curve.

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How the Global Drug War Pushed Down Heroin Prices

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPrices

Blog03/23/2017
As the Drug War attacked heroin production in one place, it encouraged increases in heroin production in other places, pushing down global prices.

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How the Government Ruined US Healthcare — and What Can Be Done

HealthPolitical Theory

Blog03/22/2017
The American healthcare system is a byzantine system of government imposed monopolies and subsidies. Now, some doctors are trying to get out.

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How Central Bankers See Themselves

The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

03/17/2017FedWatch
Central bankers position themselves as heroically saving the global economy, while blind to the fact they are the real problem.

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How Ray Kroc of McDonald's Built an Entrepreneurial Empire

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog03/15/2017
The Founder, a recent movie about Ray Kroc and McDonald's, illustrates points about the free market made by Mises.

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