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Morals and Markets: A Response

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog10/16/2014

Former Mises Summer Fellow Jonathan Newman has published “Morals and Markets: A Response” at Libertarian Papers which is edited by...

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Tax Loopholes Are Good

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog08/13/2014

Two recent Mises Daily articles have touched on the issue of tax credits and tax advantages for certain industries, such as the film industry and other industries...

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Ron Paul's Liberty Defined Now in Portuguese

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog03/17/2014

Thanks to Helio Beltrão and Instituto Ludwig von Mises Brasil for Definindo a Liberdade, the...

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Pope Francis, Income Inequality, Poverty, and Capitalism

Free Markets

Blog12/11/2013

The criticisms of free markets in Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium ("The Joy of the Gospel") have generated strong reactions around the world.

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VIDEO: Peter Klein Explains the Basics of Government-regulated Healthcare

Free MarketsHealth

Blog11/05/2013

Peter G. Klein explains how "Healthcare" would work, if it functioned in a free market.  

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And the Actual Customers....

Free Markets

Blog06/03/2013

Unlike clients of a government agency, customers of a commercial enterprise really are customers, representing potential profit, not cost. In contrast to the DMV sign I shared the other day, consider the sign below,...

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The Gold Standard that Never Was

Free MarketsGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog04/01/2013

Thorsten Polleit delivered a speech at the Austrian Economics Research Conference entitled “The Gold Standard That Never Was.” Thorsten was...

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David Howden on the Euro

Free MarketsGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/31/2013

David Howden is interviewed on the GoldMoney show with Andy Duncan.

"Howden thinks that the Euro will hold together in the short term, but he is rather pessimistic on the long term outlook of...

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The Anti-Utopianism of Private-Property Anarchism

Free MarketsPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog06/08/2012

"As a reflection of this fundamental realism—anti-utopianism—of his private-property anarchism, Rothbard, unlike most contemporary political philosophers, accorded central importance to the subject of punishment.  For him, private property and the right to physical defense...

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Back alley organ transplants

Free MarketsHealthInterventionism

Blog05/21/2008

How do you create back alley organ transplants? Simple, just prohibit the buying and selling of human organs and then go all over the world trying to stop the market from working. Government payment for organs and control over distribution is no answer and would no doubt cause economic and...

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