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The Good Ol' Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

11/24/2015Mises Wire
Bernie Sanders and other advocates for more taxes like to note that income tax rates hit 90 percent in the 1950s. What they leave out is that few ever paid such rates and total tax revenues were about the same then as today.
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Guns, Drugs, and Booze: The Bipartisan Support for Prohibition

Big GovernmentLegal SystemThe Police State

08/29/2015Mises Wire
In the United States, both major parties are very fond of using the power of government to prohibit voluntary transactions among consenting adults. They merely disagree on which things to ban under pain of arrest and imprisonment.
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Fact Checking Paul Krugman's Claim To Be "Right About Everything"

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

06/10/2015Mises Wire
Believing his record on economic predictions to be impeccable, Paul Krugman has declared himself "Krugtron the Invincible." Unfortunately for him, a closer look at this record leaves quite a bit to be desired when it comes to accurately predicting the future.
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Yes, Minimum Wages Still Increase Unemployment

Big GovernmentFree MarketsPrices

03/02/2015Audio/Video
In recent years, some economists, contrary to long-established and widely-accepted economic theory, have been claiming that increases in the minimum wage do not increase unemployment. But both logic and the data say otherwise, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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Yes, Minimum Wages Still Increase Unemployment

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02/09/2015Mises Daily Articles
In recent years, some economists, contrary to long-established and widely-accepted economic theory, have been claiming that increases in the minimum wage do not increase unemployment. But both logic and the data say otherwise.
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The Left’s War on Uber, Sharing, and the Poor

Big GovernmentEntrepreneurship

01/13/2015Mises Daily Articles
Confronted with something new and inventive, the left reacts with fear and condemnation, opposing Uber, the sharing economy behind it, and the benefits they bring to low-income entrepreneurs everywhere.
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