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What is Economic Growth?

InterventionismValue and Exchange

In this Mises View, which is an excerpt from a recent seminar lecture, Mark Thornton explains how our standards of living improve through real economic growth. Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute.
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The Hobby Lobby Decision and Private Property

Legal SystemMedia and CultureInterventionism

Peter Klein discusses property rights, privilege, and free markets, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.
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The Fed Distorts Everything

The FedInterventionismPrices

Jeff Deist discusses how the Fed creates a perilous landscape in which there is no honest pricing—everything has been distorted—even at the consumer level.
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Scarcity, Opportunity Costs, and Trade-offs

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Peter Klein addresses the frequent criticism that private investors and entrepreneurs have too short of a time horizon.
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What is the Skyscraper Curse?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Mark Thornton presents a one-minute primer on the "Skyscraper Curse".
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Government's Role as Technological Innovator

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurFree MarketsInterventionism

Peter Klein discusses who should make the decisions to best allocate scarce resources and time.
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Silver Money and Inflation

The FedMoney and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Mark Thornton explains how silver money keeps inflation in check.
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Wage Earners and Employers

Free MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewValue and Exchange

Ludwig von Mises was asked to respond to the question: "Are the interests of the American wage earners in conflict with those of their employers, or are the two in agreement?"
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The Consequences of Cheap Money

The FedFinancial MarketsFree MarketsMoney and Banks

Mark Thornton discusses Martin Wolf's recent claim that "cautious savers no longer serve a useful economic purpose".
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The Misuse of Economic Language

Big GovernmentFree MarketsMedia and Culture

Jeff Deist explains why it is important to say what we mean when discussing the economy and the state.
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