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Reaching the Next Generation

Blog05/07/2019

Help us distribute Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson to thousands of young people all across the country.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

11 hours agoAudio/Video
Andy Duncan joins Jeff to review an overlooked classic by Mises: The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.
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New Deal and Cold War: The Link of State Domination

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

05/20/2019Mises Daily Articles
One of the most brilliant and forceful attacks on Cold War foreign policy in the postwar era came from the pen of the veteran free-market publicist Garet Garrett, In his pamphlet "The Rise of Empire."
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The Balance-of-Payments Myth

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

It is not "the US" that imports Japanese or Chinese electrical appliances, but an individual from the US, or a group of Americans. They import these appliances because they believe that a profit can be made. And governments ought not interfere in these transactions.

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Tariffs Are Attacks on Property Rights and Freedom

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

Tariffs inflict harm on real people, empowering bureaucracy and the state, while destroying the rights of real-world entrepreneurs and consumers. Yet, some people claiming to support free markets are perfectly fine with this.

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3 Modern Arguments for Tariffs, Debunked

Blog05/18/2019

Even the more "subtle" or "nuanced" arguments for tariffs smack of the same old mercantilist arguments that have been refuted by economists going back to Adam Smith.

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Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Labor and Wages

Blog05/18/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is aghast that some people like to pick up a few bucks doing work which brings no prestige. This is part of a larger obsession among politicians with de-valuing and working against unglamorous jobs that involve "dirty" work.

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How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

Money and Banks

Blog05/18/2019

Central banks' efforts to artificially stabilize interest rates encourages greater risk-taking by banks, and contributes to instability in the banking sector.

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The Regulatory-Industrial Complex

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

05/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
In every administration, the tools of inflation, borrowing, taxation, and regulation are used to transfer wealth from the people to the government.
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Single-Payer Healthcare Is the Worst Kind of Universal Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog05/17/2019

Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.

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