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The Pope Should Listen to Tom Woods

Media and CultureInterventionismPrivate Property

06/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
Tom Woods’s book The Church and the Market revolutionized the economics debate among Catholics, and it explained how religion cannot replace economic science any more than it can replace physics. Understanding reality, and how to seek religious ends within it, depends on good science...

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Why Shareholders Are Better Than Corporate "Stakeholders"

Financial MarketsEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

06/22/2015Mises Daily Articles
Business schools now often tell students that shareholders are socially irresponsible by seeking only profit and ignoring the “stakeholders in the community.” But in practice, owners must be respectful of many outside groups (such as employees and vendors), to be profitable...

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Discrimination in the Marketplace

InterventionismPrivate Property

04/30/2015The Austrian
FedEx and UPS recently announced they will not deliver some goods that can be used to make guns. These companies should be free to do this, just as all owners should be free to decide with whom they will do business.

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Did You Pay Your "Fair Share" on Tax Day?

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPrivate Property

04/24/2015Mises Daily Articles
The pro-tax crowd continues to tell us that the rich aren't paying their "fair share" and that the system taxes the poor more than the rich. The opposite is true, although this doesn’t justify more taxes for either the rich or the poor...

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What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation

InterventionismPrivate Property

04/22/2015Audio/Video
When it comes to romantic relationships, people ruthlessly discriminate and make an endless number of subjective judgments. Most agree that it is absurd to regulate these relationships while not realizing that the same is true of all business relationships as well, writes Julian Adorney . This...

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Michel Chevalier’s Case Against the Patent System

World HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property

04/17/2015Mises Daily Articles
Largely forgotten in the English-speaking world today, French laissez-faire economist Michel Chevalier was an early opponent of patents, which he dismissed as a type of monopoly and an obstacle to technological and intellectual progress.

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What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation

InterventionismPrivate Property

04/08/2015Mises Daily Articles
When it comes to romantic relationships, people ruthlessly discriminate and make an endless number of subjective judgments. Most agree that it is absurd to regulate these relationships while not realizing that the same is true of all business relationships as well.

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Who Owns the North Pole?

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPrivate Property

04/07/2015Mises Daily Articles
The US, Russia, Canada, Denmark, and other states are racing to take control of the Arctic Ocean. Outside of a few tiny outposts, however, these states have never "homesteaded" the region, so their claims of true ownership are fanciful at best...

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Private Enterprise versus Free Enterprise

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfarePrivate Property

03/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
The neo-mercantilist Export-Import Bank is being pushed with bipartisan support yet again. We’re being told that the Ex-Im Bank is good for private enterprise. It’s no doubt good for some private companies, but there’s a difference between private enterprise and free enterprise...

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