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Boston's Ice King: A Forgotten Capitalist Hero

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/04/2018

Frederic Tudor solved the problems of transporting large amounts of ice over long distances and introducing the citizens of Calcutta to their first taste of ice cream.

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Mises University Debunks the Myths Perpetuated by State-Funded Econ Professors

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/03/2018

The state of economic science in academia is the reason why Mises University is the most important week of the year.

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Economic Thought in Ancient Greece

Global EconomyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

10/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The principal characteristic shared by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle — the three greatest philosophers of ancient Greece — was their inability to grasp the essential principles of the spontaneous market order and its dynamic process of social cooperation.
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Economics Everywhere, Politics Nowhere: The Benefits of Swiss Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionSwiss WatchStrategy

Blog10/03/2018

Through free trade, decentralization, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, the Swiss created a high level of prosperity based on innovation and creative capitalism.

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We Must Have Kentucky

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/03/2018Audio/Video
The Lincoln administration does everything it can to ensure that Kentucky is not taken over by secessionists.
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Don't Expect Any Spending Cuts Under Trump

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/03/2018

With the end of the 2018 fiscal year, we're seeing just how much Donald Trump loves to spend government money.

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What Insurance Companies’ Response to Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us About the Business Cycle

Blog10/03/2018

The temporary surge in hurricane-related economic activity can in some ways help us understand the effects of the equally-temporary surge in activity related to an economic boom.

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Trump Signs an Enormous New Military Spending Bill

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/02/2018

Taken all together, defense spending in Fiscal Year 2019 totals more than the state budget of Texas seven times over.

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