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Markets Are Our Best Hope for Peaceful Cooperation

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/23/2016Mises Wire
Truly cohesive communities can only exist on a relatively small scale. Most people outside these groups will then be seen as "outsiders." Our goal must be to minimize conflicts with these outsiders, and voluntary exchange is our best option.
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Humans Are Hard-Wired to Value Some People over Others

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/09/2016Mises Wire
Human beings like to form cooperative groups to achieve various ends. Research has shown, however, that there are limits to the size and nature of these groups, and this is why the state so often turns to violence.
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Reflections on Venezuela’s "Economic Miracle"

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History

10/23/2015Mises Wire
It wasn't long ago that the pundits were talking about Venezuela's "economic miracle" which had proved all the anti-socialist naysayers wrong. But with soaring unemployment, inflation, and deficits, the Venezuelan people are unfortunately having to pay for years of ignoring economic reality.
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A Brief History of Progressivism

World HistoryPolitical Theory

08/05/2014Audio/Video
“Progressives” throughout history repeatedly show a fondness for social engineering and state control, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.
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