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The History of Sin

Media and CultureU.S. History

09/16/2019Mises Wire
The Puritan impulse for social reform produced social control that has been secularized, centralized, and has achieved a kind of permanence within government bureaucracy.
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More Money Pumping Won't Make Us Richer

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/16/2019

Neither loose monetary policy, nor big-spending fiscal policy can grow an economy. All that these policies can do is to redistribute a given pool of real savings from wealth generators toward non-wealth generating activities.

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The Nationalist Case for Free Trade, in the Words of Classical Economists

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/16/2019

The classical economists were also nationalists, and they viewed free trade as one of the most important means for advancing the security, prosperity, and cultural achievements of their own nations.

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Marsha Enright Warns That Vouchers Will Ruin Private Schools

Education

09/14/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Marsha Enright discuss how education would work in a free society.
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Why Government Plans for Fixing Recessions Ultimately Fail

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

09/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
The fundamental error of the interventionists is that they ignore the shortage of capital goods.
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Not all PIIGS are Created Equal: A Comparison of Portugal and Ireland

Blog09/14/2019

The big differences between the economies of Ireland and Portugal illustrate how the eurozone's design just doesn't fit with modern economic realities.

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Look to China to Learn About America

The Police State

Blog09/14/2019

The old American way of doing things came to an end with the 9/11 attacks. At that point, the national-security branch of the federal government adopted many of the same powers as the Chinese communist regime, and without any amendment to the Constitution.

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Economic Busts Can Happen in a Free Market. But Central Banks Make Things Much Worse.

Business Cycles

Blog09/14/2019

The length, scale, and scope of such downturns are greatly expanded under a system of fiat credit expansion.

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