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    Government

    First Published in 1848 I wish some one would offer a prize for a good, simple, and...

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    Why Did Gold Plummet Last Week?

    The glee was palpable in the air as financial commentators pointed to gold’s 9% drop last week. The sub-text of their observations was: didn’t we tell you that gold has no inherent value and that its price has only been catapulting higher because of a coterie of momentum chasers and central bank...

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    Resist “Austerity”, Resist the State

    Only in these sick and twisted times can one advocate raising taxes as a step to bring...

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    A Twisted QE3

    The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that they will engage in a policy called “the twist” – meaning...

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    2011 Economic Freedom Index is Out

    The Cato and Fraser Institutes have just released the 2011 edition of the Economic Freedom Index. An executive summary can be linked to here. The most noteworthy finding, though not all that surprising really, is that the average level of freedom around the world has fallen since 2007 after rising from 1980. ...

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    September meets for the Mises Institute of Canada

    The next Austrian meet in Toronto will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 7pm on the...

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    Big Business and the Rise of American Statism

      Retrieved from the website of the Molinari Institute. Editors note: This piece has been edited for length....

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    The Tendency Toward Uniform Wage Rates for Workers of the Same Degree of Ability

    In a free market there is a tendency toward an equalization of wage rates for...

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    What the Prediction Markets are Predicting

    Predictions always abound, but these days they are utterly ubiquitous — Greece is going to default, the Euro is going to implode, the US is heading into recession, President Obama is going to be a one-term President. What exactly are the odds of any of these happening? As we’ve explained before, forecasting...

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    The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

    Preface to the 1991 edition   When this essay was published, America was in the midst of...

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    Must-see testimony from Peter Schiff

    Peter Schiff telling it like it is in Washington. Part 1 – Part 2 –

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    Playing Word Games to Support Big Government

    One can always tell someone who has been influenced by the postmodernist mantra that language dictates thought and reality (the latter two are coterminous in the postmodern view) when they focus on the meaning of key terms as their primary technique to comprehend an issue. For if our conceptions of reality are...

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    The Definition of Insanity

    Just a few hours ago, the European Central Bank announced “in coordination with the Federal Reserve, the...

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    Fed to Bail out World

    From Yahoo Finance The Governing Council of the European Central Bank has decided, in coordination with the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank, to conduct three US dollar liquidity-providing operations with a maturity of approximately three months covering the end of the year,”...

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    Mises Cirlce Calgary – Sept. 10th

    Hello all The First Mises Canada Circle, Liberty and Oil: Foundations of Modern Civilization,  was a great...

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    The Fed follows the Swiss National Bank

    Please, click here to read this article in pdf format: september-12-2011 Today’s comments will be brief. In...