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Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
The liberal revolutions that paved the way for the industrial revolution were hallmarks of great progress against the state. As Lord Acton noted, a continuation of this revolutionary spirit is our best hope against the state.
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It's Not a Recession, It's a "Global Economic Slowdown"

Blog04/03/2019

Pundits are hoping that instead of a crisis, we just get a "global economic slowdown." Given the damage done by central banks, a sustained slowdown would be a best-case scenario.

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Even Socialists Know that Economic Planning Requires Market Prices

SocialismCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/03/2019

Hard-left "democratic socialists" think they figured out how to make government planning possible: use prices. But there's a problem in their argument: prices are impossible without markets.

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A Free-Market Monetary System

Free MarketsMoney and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewGold Standard

04/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"The power to issue money was essential for the finance of the government … in order to give to government access to the tap where it can draw the money it needs by manufacturing it."
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Can Government Stimulus Bring Us Out of Recessions?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/02/2019

Expansionary monetary policy causes economic recessions. It doesn't cure them.

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Malinvestment: Have We Learned Anything Since the Last Recession?

Booms and Busts

Blog04/02/2019

Government stimulus plans blow up new bubbles to replace the old ones that had previously been created by government also. Let's end the cycle of wealth destruction.

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Authentic German Liberalism of the 19th Century

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The authentic German liberals have fallen into total obscurity. Today, the figures who are celebrated as early-twentieth century German liberals are men who were, in fact, collectivists and forerunners of the totalitarian state.
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3 Reasons Why Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants More Government Regulation

Blog04/01/2019

Zuckerberg's pro-regulation position is just a pro-Zuckerberg position. Further politicizing and regulating the internet helps large firms crush the competition, and ensure the public has fewer choices.

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