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Market Data: Power, War, and Man

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

21 min agoMises Daily Articles
Civilization is an achievement of the 'bourgeois' spirit, not of the spirit of war and conquest.

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Brexit on the Brink

Blog3 hours ago

Trump’s whirlwind European tour, with just enough time to meet the Queen at Windsor and perhaps for a few rounds of golf at his golf-courses in Scotland has all Europe in a stir. He started with a two-day NATO meeting in Brussels and immediately admonished Mutti Merkel for not spending enough on...

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Venezuela, Awash in Money but Short of Cash, Turns to Barter

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog8 hours ago

As planned by Chavez, barter is indeed replacing currency transactions throughout the economy but with hardly the results the late socialist envisioned. 

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Is Further Intervention a Cure for Prior Intervention?


07/18/2018Mises Daily Articles
When anything goes wrong, from a train wreck to a change in stock market prices, the craven crowds always clamor for just one more law.

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy


The poor are certainly poor compared to the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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Mises U: "A Week Unlike Any Other"


Zachary Yost explains why Mises U is a program unlike any other. 

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 4: Henry Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

After a bloody day of fighting, the tide begins to turn for the Confederates.

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How A Central Bank Caused One of History's Biggest Cons

World History


Perhaps no lesson from history better illustrates the dangers of credit expansion-fuelled business cycles than the story of the imaginary country of Poyais.

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The Fantasy Behind Marx's Historical Materialism

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/17/2018Mises Daily Articles
There is nowhere Marx is fuzzier or shakier than in the concept of historical materialism, the key to the inevitable dialectic of history.

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Brexit: May’s Way Is Not The Only Way

Global Economy


The UK's economy is stronger than the EU and never collapsed as a result of the Brexit vote — as was predicted — but the UK is oddly acting like it needs the EU. 

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