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Trade as Good as Gold—or, How the Hanseatic League Thrived without Debt

Free MarketsWorld History

We’re often told that international trade thrives on debt. In an especially risky line of business, financial intermediation, with its loans and guarantees, is the indispensable infrastructure for the progress of commerce. Perhaps entrepreneurs wouldn’t even consider selling goods to...

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Market Choices in Cannabis, Plus Cooking Classes

Free MarketsHealth

Blog10/16/2014

As part of a follow-up to my article on cannabis industry and its many related industries, I picked up a copy of Culture magazine, which bills itself as "the #1 cannabis lifestyle magazine" at  a Denver pizza place...

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Morals and Markets: A Response

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog10/16/2014

Former Mises Summer Fellow Jonathan Newman has published “Morals and Markets: A Response” at Libertarian Papers which is edited by...

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Tax Loopholes Are Good

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog08/13/2014

Two recent Mises Daily articles have touched on the issue of tax credits and tax advantages for certain industries, such as the film industry and other industries...

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Ron Paul's Liberty Defined Now in Portuguese

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog03/17/2014

Thanks to Helio Beltrão and Instituto Ludwig von Mises Brasil for Definindo a Liberdade, the...

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Pope Francis, Income Inequality, Poverty, and Capitalism

Free Markets

Blog12/11/2013

The criticisms of free markets in Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium ("The Joy of the Gospel") have generated strong reactions around the world.

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VIDEO: Peter Klein Explains the Basics of Government-regulated Healthcare

Free MarketsHealth

Blog11/05/2013

Peter G. Klein explains how "Healthcare" would work, if it functioned in a free market.  

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And the Actual Customers....

Free Markets

Blog06/03/2013

Unlike clients of a government agency, customers of a commercial enterprise really are customers, representing potential profit, not cost. In contrast to the DMV sign I shared the other day, consider the sign below,...

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The Gold Standard that Never Was

Free MarketsGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog04/01/2013

Thorsten Polleit delivered a speech at the Austrian Economics Research Conference entitled “The Gold Standard That Never Was.” Thorsten was...

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David Howden on the Euro

Free MarketsGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/31/2013

David Howden is interviewed on the GoldMoney show with Andy Duncan.

"Howden thinks that the Euro will hold together in the short term, but he is rather pessimistic on the long term outlook of...

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