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Is Libertarianism Utopian?

Political Theory

Blog07/07/2018

Although libertarian principles are radical, the path to fulfilling them may not be that radical at all. 

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Martin Van Buren: The American Gladstone

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/06/2018Mises Daily Articles
Martin Van Buren favored peace, freedom, and decentralization. Thus, most historians are biased against him.

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Daniel Lacalle on Why Central Banks are Trapped

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

07/06/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel Lacalle discuss what rising interest rates will mean, and why academics and bankers are so clueless about the monetary side of financial markets.

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OPEC’s Dilemma

Global EconomyInterventionismPrices

Blog07/06/2018

The challenge from now on for OPEC and for oil producers is not to seek artificial price inflation, but to improve efficiency. 

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How the United Kingdom Became a Police State

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog07/06/2018

Contrary to the government's claims, Britain is not becoming safer as the British government becomes bigger.

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Live Question and Answer Session!

U.S. History

07/05/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton will be in the Mises Studio on Monday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. EDT broadcasting a live Question-and-Answer session. Join us!

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Inflationary Double-Talk

Labor and Wages

Blog07/05/2018

Price controls, tariffs, and wage controls are politically attractive as such powers are to a ruling clique, but they make no sense economically.

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Economists Won't Predict the Next Crash — Because They Can't

Money and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog07/05/2018

Some investors and entrepreneurs are good at guessing future trends. Economics, however, isn't what gives them the tools to do so. 

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Competition, Monopoly and the Role of Government

Monopoly and Competition

Blog07/04/2018

Monopolistic abuses rarely survive without a basis in one form or another of special privilege granted by government.

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