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Free Trade versus "Free Trade"

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To economists, free trade means absence of government interference with trade. To politicians, "free trade" means a complex set of managed policies.

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The Mises View: "Basket Case"

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As Peter Klein explains, resources in a modern economy are complex and specific — which is why we need free markets.
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The Real Meaning of Competition

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Why is the aviation world all atwitter? Peter Klein explains what free market competition is and is not.
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Coffee Market Fluctuations

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Peter G. Klein responds to a recent NPR story by Uri Berliner entitled "Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe". Dr. Klein explains how a free market in coffee commodities would function. Klein is the Mises Institute's Executive Director and Carl Menger Research Fellow.
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Healthcare and the Free Market

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In this Mises View, Peter G. Klein explains how "Healthcare" would work, if it functioned in a free market.
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The Right Way to View Entrepreneurship

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07/19/2014Mises Daily Articles
In this interview, Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss discuss new ways to study entrepreneurship.
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Government's Role as Technological Innovator

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Peter Klein discusses who should make the decisions to best allocate scarce resources and time.
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Common Sense on Inequality

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Peter Klein talks about inequality—how people are different, what determines income and wealth on the free market, why elites are so excited about Thomas Piketty's new book on capital, and how attempts to reduce aggregate inequality through progressive taxation are fraught with difficulty.
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Bitcoin and Central Banking

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Peter Klein answers a viewer's question, and discusses a critical battle between technology and ideology.
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