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Employment Is Nothing Like Slavery

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10/21/2015Mises Wire
Anti-capitalists often claim that employment is like slavery. But unlike slavery, employment in the market is voluntary, non-coercive, and makes the employee better off than he would have been without it. Employees merely choose an employer that provides the best alternative to non-employment.

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Star Trek Is Wrong: There Will Always Be Scarcity

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10/20/2015Mises Wire
Millions of pop culture consumers have been affected by the "post scarcity" world portrayed in Star Trek . But even in Star Trek , the claims of having overcome scarcity are belied by the fact that human lives, planets, starships, and time all remain scarce...

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The Mises Week in Review: October 17, 2015

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10/17/2015Mises Wire
It was a big week for Bernie Sanders's brand of socialism, and millions of Americans already agree with him. Thanks to unquestioning acceptance of wild claims about the success of socialism in Europe, many Americans are now wishing for some European-style socialism themselves...

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The Dirty Business of Government Trash Collection

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10/14/2015Mises Wire
Privatizing garbage collection isn't exactly a tough nut to crack from the perspective of entrepreneurs and economic theory. But that doesn't stop government from mandating a government monopoly on trash collection in many places...

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The Mises Week in Review: October 3, 2015

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10/03/2015Mises Wire
Whether its drug prices, crushing debt, or unemployment, government can always come up with someone else to blame. Fortunately though, in spite of the lackluster economy the Fed and the government seem committed to giving us, there's hope for a much better future...

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Drug Shortages, Price Gouging, and Our Broken Health Care System

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10/01/2015Mises Wire
By separating buyer and seller with reams of regulations, government-controlled health care ensures that near-shortages and actual shortages are a constant danger hanging over the heads of patients and hospitals. The answer, of course, lies in de-regulation.

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The Mises Week in Review: September 26, 2015

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09/26/2015Mises Wire
The Pope is touring North America this week, promoting a variety of interventionist “solutions” to global warming, poverty, and more. But a far more powerful religious figure, Janet Yellen, continues to pull the levers of the global financial system...

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100 Years of Government's "Managed" Health Care

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09/21/2015Mises Wire
Government has been meddling in health care for over 100 years, and the latest health care reform is just the latest effort that will result in more expensive health care.

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The Mises Week in Review: September 19, 2015

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09/19/2015Mises Wire
In spite of past assurances to the contrary, our central planners at the Federal Reserve emerged this week to announce that their zero-interest-rate policy will continue. Is the world coming to realize that the emperors have no clothes?

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The Fallacy of "Buy Land — They’re Not Making Any More"

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09/16/2015Mises Wire
Investors and real estate agents often tell people to “buy land, they’re not making any more!” But in truth, land is heterogeneous, and whether or not it increases in value depends on many factors that can transform nearly worthless land into valuable land...

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