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    Mises: Defender of Freedom

    Today, September 29, 2006 is the one-hundred-and-twenty-fifth anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises, economist and...

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    Mises in Brazil

    I’ve just stumbled upon, more or less by accident, this set of videos from the Mises Institute in Brazil. Speakers include Tom Woods Jr., Lew Rockwell, Patri Friedman, and David Friedman among others. I haven’t seen these vidoes any where else,  including Mises.org, so I will assume I am not the only...

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    Putting His Money Where His Mouth Is

    More often than is generally realized, the assessments offered by pundits about a particular policy, or some element of the current politico-economic situation, can be translated into a money bet. An op-ed columnist, for example, who claims that the government’s failure to spend additional funds will undermine the prospects of economic recovery is...

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    The Pied Piper of Hansen

    Originally posted on Friday, December 11, 2009 at Mises.org It might take a while to sink in,...

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    In the face of stagflation

    Last week marked an important step in the history of this crisis. We had started the week calling our readers’ collective attention towards the consolidation that gold had witnessed on Friday, April 1st, and wrote that: “… we think higher highs are soon to come…”. Well,…the higher highs came and we fear,...

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    Mises Canada Launch – April 14th

    Just a reminder that the Official Launch Event of the Ludwig von Mises Institute is happening next...

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    The Myth of Free-Market Healthcare

    The AMA Monopoly While most people believe that our healthcare industry is one comprised of free markets,...

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    Going After the Reserve Fund

    In an attempt to replicate the success of Jean Chretien’s famous “red book”, Michael Ignatieff released the Liberal Party’s platform on Sunday. There’s little point in analyzing the pros and cons of the spending proposals, whether it’s the $490 million for “green” oil sands development, the $300 million for high speed Internet...

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    Subsidies to Early Canadian Railways

    According to Joseph Stromberg, “Aside from protection of American manufacturers, perhaps the most flagrant wartime and post-war...

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    Walking into a Trap

    Originally Published in The Freeman May 1978 • Volume: 28 • Issue: 5 There is some justification...

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    Gold, the Fed, Ron Paul and Napoléon Bonaparte

    Please, click here to read this article in pdf format: april-4-2011 We don’t trade upon technicals but we take note of them. On Friday, we think gold went through an important test. After the announcement, at 8:30am, that the US unemployment rate had fallen to 8.8% (the lowest for the past two...

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    The Demographic Time Bomb

    When the ground was originally being laid for the various welfare states built up during the 20th century, hardly anyone predicted that their Achilles heel would be demographic in nature. Early critics of the welfare state tended to worry that the availability of a safety net would undermine self-reliance and diminish personal...

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    A Majority, Please

    Canadian election campaigns, as is the case in most Western democracies, can be depressing affairs. The contesting parties do usually offer distinguishable positions on the role of government in society. But the differences are pretty slight, especially between the parties with the greatest chance of winning.  One side might be more wary of interventionism than...

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    The Return of Stagflation

    Originally Published Wednesday, March 12, 2003, on Mises.org Many people believe that the world economy is undergoing pressures...

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    Inflation: An Unworkable Fiscal Policy

    Transcript of remarks before the Conference on the Economics of Mobilization, held at White Sulphur Springs, West...

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    Defining Inflation

    On August 16, the U.S. government will debut of a new type of Consumer Price Index (CPI),...