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John Stuart Mill and the New Liberalism

Protectionism and Free TradePolitical Theory

01/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Much of the confusion prevailing in the historical study of liberalism can be traced to John Stuart Mill, whose importance is greatly overstated.

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Law Enforcement Is Not the Same Thing as Security

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

Blog01/27/2018
As government grows, more people are identifying certain law enforcement obligations as, to them, morally questionable, if not outright immoral.

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The Unseen Cost of Shoveling Snow

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog01/27/2018
The broken-window fallacy can be seen everywhere — and snow removal must necessarily come at the cost of not doing something else.

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Jeff Deist: Beyond the Wall

Big GovernmentStrategyU.S. Economy

01/26/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Mance Rayder discuss the political and economic state of the union.

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The Pretense of Knowledge

BiographiesCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

01/26/2018Speeches
The conflict between what the public expects science to achieve in satisfaction of popular hopes, and what is really in its power, is a serious matter.

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Central Banks Put a Safety Net Under Financial Markets

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/26/2018
Investors assume bailouts will follow a new bust. But how high can the US interest rate go without bringing the bust?

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2018 Looks To Be Another Good Year for Weapons Makers

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/26/2018
Trump has long emphasized job creation, but the plan mainly seems to involve pumping more money into the Pentagon and increasing overseas arms sales.

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The Laissez-Faire Radical: A Quest for the Historical Mises

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

01/25/2018Mises Daily Articles
For Mises, self-determination of nations and nationalities was simply grounded in the rights of individuals.

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Can Double-Entry Bookkeeping Save the World?

World History

Blog01/25/2018
Accounting is rarely held up as a terribly exciting topic, but in many ways, good accounting makes capitalism and economic progress possible.

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.

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