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Aristotle on Private Property and Money

BiographiesWorld HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryPrivate Property

11/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
Although Aristotle scorned moneymaking and was scarcely a partisan of laissez-faire, he set forth a trenchant argument in favor of private property.

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George Fitzhugh, the Honest Socialist

SocialismU.S. History

Blog11/04/2017
Fitzhugh accepted the paternalist argument that US slavery had bettered the position of the slave — and then applied this idea to all races.

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Stop Canada's War on "Passive" Investment

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/04/2017
Economic growth in Canada will continue to be hampered as long as the government continues to erect roadblocks to business investment.

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Madison's Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2017
Madison's ideas of "democracy" and "mob rule" apply to no regime today, and no modern self-styled "democracy" fits Madison's definition.

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Jeff Deist on Why Smaller is Better

Strategy

11/03/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist on why smaller government units are better, and how the Swiss principle of subsidiarity could help ease the nasty cultural and political divides facing America.

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The Peculiar and Unique Position of Economics

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

11/03/2017Mises Daily Articles
Great men cannot adjust social conditions to their plans if they do not convince public opinion.

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Will Americans Die Young Enough to Save Pension Plans?

Blog11/03/2017
The good news for pension funds is that Americans are retiring later and dying sooner.

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Yellen’s Poor Legacy — and Powell’s Challenges

Blog11/03/2017
Yellen had the chance to rein in the Fed's ultra-dovish and inflationary monetary policy — and she blew it.

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Mainstream Economists Don’t Even Get Their Dimensions Right

Capital and Interest Theory

Blog11/03/2017
Economists often discuss capital and interest, assuming that “interest equals the marginal product of capital” when in fact that is simply wrong.

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