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State Monopolies Aren’t What They Used to Be

Free MarketsMonopoly and Competition

States wish to gain monopolies and maintain them in all facets of life, while entrepreneurs strive to offer alternatives to the state. It's our job to prevent the state from simply declaring the competition illegal, writes Julian Adorney. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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Woodrow Wilson’s Faith in War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Malcolm D. Magee's new book on Woodrow Wilson examines a much-neglected topic: the role of Wilson's religion in his enthusiasm for war and his goal to “conquer, convert, and change the nations.” This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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The Cultural and Political Consequences of Fiat Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Our global system of fiat moneys favors spenders and borrowers over savers. Low—and moderate—income households who wish to save for the future are at the greatest disadvantage, and this has led to profound cultural changes over the past century, writes Guido Hülsmann. This audio Mises Daily is...
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Middle-of-the-Road Policy: Lessons from Argentina and Venezuela

Global EconomyWorld HistoryInterventionism

Ludwig von Mises held that middle-of-the-road policy in economic interventionism eventually leads to widespread socialism. With price controls, protectionism, and rampant inflation, Venezuela and Argentina have proven him right, writes Iván Carrino. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna...
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Nobel Winner Jean Tirole’s Faulty Views on Monopoly

Monopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought

Economics Nobel Prize winner Jean Tirole still clings to the old neoclassical model "perfect competition" and monopoly, writes Frank Shostak.
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Pakistan and the Problem of Military Aid

War and Foreign Policy

Awash in foreign aid from the United States for decades, Pakistan now finds itself having to look to the very countries that once used Pakistan as a model, to find a way out of its military-industrial malaise, writes Salmaan A. Khan. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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How Macroeconomic Data Encourages Government Intervention

U.S. EconomyEntrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs need very specific information about their products, markets, customers, and profits. Government macroeconomic data, however, does nothing to assist entrepreneurs to obtain this important information, but only helps justify economic intervention, writes Frank Shostak. This audio Mises...
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Why The Theory of Money and Credit Is More Important Than Ever

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Eighty years ago, Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit first appeared in English. It remains one of the most important books on money and inflation penned in the twentieth century, and it still offers the clearest analysis and understanding of booms and busts, inflations and depressions, writes...
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World War I in Our Minds: A Historical View

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Historian Hunt Tooley examines the turning points in how the world sees the Great War.
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Moral Hazard and Socialism in Collective Security Agreements

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Collective security agreements allow many countries's politicians to shift the cost of national defense to taxpayers outside their own countries. Moral hazard, belligerence, and over-reliance on military solutions often ensue, writes Patrick Barron. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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