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Including the Ocean Floor, the Feds Own Much More Land than You Think

U.S. HistoryPricesValue and Exchange

03/17/2016Mises Wire
The US government owns immense amounts of dry land, but the US government also owns far larger amounts of ocean floor. Government ownership of such immense amounts of natural resources causes substantial distortions to prices and markets.

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Why Women Pay Higher Prices for the "Same" Products

PricesSubjectivismValue and Exchange

02/19/2016Mises Wire
Do women really pay more than men for the "same" goods and services? No. Not only are these supposedly identical goods not actually identical, but the consumers value them differently, leading to different prices...

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Are Government Regulators More Virtuous than Everyone Else?

PricesSubjectivismValue and Exchange

01/29/2016Mises Wire
Economists Robert Shiller and George Akerlof would have us believe that the market sells us things we don’t really want. That’s not true, but even if it were, the proposed solution — government — is even less likely to give us what we want...

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In a Post-Boom World, Auto Prices Will Fall

Booms and BustsPricesValue and Exchange

01/19/2016Mises Wire
Thanks to easy credit, automobiles have become very complex and luxurious, and brimming with safety features. The cost of producing these cars, however, won't keep prices from falling once the bubble bursts...

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Free Prices Now! Fixing the Economy by Abolishing the Fed

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionismPrices

01/11/2016Books
The most reliable barometer of economic honesty is to be found in prices. Honest prices, neither manipulated nor controlled, provide both investors and consumers with reliable economic signals. They are the foundation for a successful economy.

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End the Sugar Tax Now

Corporate WelfarePricesValue and Exchange

12/09/2015Mises Wire
The sugar industry and the corny syrup industry have been fighting in court. But don't be fooled. Ultimately, the two industries are happy to help each other out in order to keep their own crony-capitalist arrangements in place...

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The Week in Review: November 28, 2015

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipPricesValue and Exchange

11/28/2015Mises Wire
The true lessons of Thanksgiving are that private property, the market economy, and personal responsibility lead to prosperity, while government intervention makes us all poorer.

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Should People be Allowed to Work for $1 an Hour?

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipPricesValue and Exchange

11/23/2015Mises Wire
Amazon has developed a new way to help people do easy work for a little extra cash. The jobs involve repetitive tasks that computers can't do. But, since the jobs pay below minimum wage, we're told the whole thing should be outlawed...

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The Mises Week in Review: October 31, 2015

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe EntrepreneurThe FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksEntrepreneurshipMoney and BankingOther Schools of ThoughtPricesValue and Exchange

10/31/2015Mises Wire
The Fed's Federal Open Market Committee renewed its commitment to easy money this week. The Fed will pretend to be committed to raising rates while doing nothing, and its ongoing war against deflation will continue to make us poorer...

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The War on Cars Is a War on Workers and the Poor

Big GovernmentPricesValue and Exchange

10/28/2015Mises Wire
Government planners are fond of dreaming up new ways to force people out of their cars. But automobiles have long been a boon to ordinary working people who can access less expensive goods and better jobs because of them.

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