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Only the Private Sector Can Determine the "Correct" Number of Immigrants

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheorySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog03/31/2016

Subsidies, government quotas, and regulations of workers won't make us richer or better off. Only private owners and entrepreneurs can determine the best way to use labor (and capital). 

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The Problem with "Expressive Voting"

StrategyValue and Exchange

Blog03/10/2016

Recognizing they have little chance of changing the outcome, people often vote to send a message about themselves. But, whatever the motivation, voting contrasts sharply with market choices where people actually bear the costs of their own decisions.

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The Real Value of a Powerball Ticket

Media and CultureSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog01/10/2016

Rather than a cold estimate of the probability of future returns, the Powerball actually illustrates the subjective theory of value.

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New York State Bans Fantasy Football

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Blog11/11/2015

New York State Attorney General says that fantasy football is just as bad for you as the State Lottery. The lottery is actually much worse!

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Defending 'the Gentrifier'

U.S. EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog02/09/2015

Gentrification gets bad press. It would appear that the gentrifier (he who engages in gentrification) is a malign exploiter, a bully, someone who takes advantage of the weak and the poor. And these are the nice things said about him.

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Mises Daily Monday: To "Give Back," Add Real Value

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog12/29/2014

Mises Daily Monday by Peter St. Onge. "Giving back" is big these days, but how can we know if we're really making a contribution that someone values?

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Et Tu, Helvetia?

Money and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange

Blog09/08/2014

Soon you will no longer be able to purchase Switzerland's finest watches for cash.  One of the last  bastions of financial privacy, a fundamental prerequisite of individual liberty, has succumbed to the global war on cash.  The Swiss Federal government is...

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Big Mac and the Dollar

Money and BanksValue and Exchange

Blog07/31/2014

Using McDonals's Big Mac as the standard, the US Dollar looks relative firm compared to some other currencies. The chart below from The Economist looks...

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