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An Austrian Economist Reports From a Mainstream Economics Conference

Global EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/16/2014Audio/Video
Christopher Westley reports from this year's National Association of Business Economists Convention. He finds that the mainstream's intellectual blinders are firmly in place, and that the “fatal conceit” Friedrich Hayek wrote about in 1988 is alive and well in 2014. This audio Mises Daily is...
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An Austrian Economist Reports From a Mainstream Economics Conference

Global EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/16/2014Mises Daily Articles
Christopher Westley reports from this year's National Association of Business Economists Convention. He finds that the mainstream's intellectual blinders are firmly in place, and that the “fatal conceit” Friedrich Hayek wrote about in 1988 is alive and well in 2014.
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When Steelers Steal

U.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical Theory

07/03/2014Audio/Video
In a free-market economy, firms threatened with competition often respond by searching for ways to increase efficiencies, attempting to lower costs and improving on economies of scale and scope. Meanwhile, protectionists and labor unions seek to avoid having to become more efficient by simply...
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When Steelers Steal

InterventionismProduction Theory

07/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
In a free economy, firms threatened with competition often respond by searching for ways to increase efficiencies and improving on economies of scale and scope.
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Should E-Cig Manufacturers Love the FDA?

The EntrepreneurHealthInterventionism

05/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
Some e-cig companies think new FDA regs are great. Smaller or less-established firms, however, may be less enthusiastic.
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Ben Bernanke Gets His Reward

The FedInterventionism

03/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Like Alan Greenspan before him, Ben Bernanke now collects huge fees for public speaking engagements.
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Labor and Energy Regulations Take Us To the Cleaners

Free MarketsInterventionism

02/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
Government compliance standards have increased costs while providing little increased efficiency.
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Pro-Union, Crony-Capitalist Thinking Dooms Another Employer

Free MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

10/16/2013Mises Daily Articles
Painful lessons are avoidable when business plans and policies do not violate economic laws and when governments do not interfere.
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Science is More than Mathematics

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

09/16/2013Mises Daily Articles
Mainstream economics remains wedded to using data as an end in itself, such that the availability of data alone often determines the extent of economic inquiry.
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A Bump in the Road to Medical Serfdom

HealthInterventionism

07/11/2013Mises Daily Articles
Part of the purpose of designing such a complicated system was to ensure fine-revenues from those firms that could not comply with it.
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