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The Yield Curve Accordion Theory

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/26/2017
The Fed dictates to markets at least as much as it reacts to markets.

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Is Holiday Gift-Giving Just A Big Waste?

Blog12/25/2017

Do gifts destroy value? Is holiday gift-giving just a big waste?

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Mises Explains The Santa Claus Principle

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog12/25/2017
An essential point in the social philosophy of interventionism is the existence of an inexhaustible fund which can be squeezed forever.

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What Happened to Protest Art?

Media and Culture

Politically-charged pop culture has become both safe and bland.

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The Restoration and the Navigation Acts

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionism

12/23/2017Mises Daily Articles
One of the most far-reaching actions of the Restoration was a series of Navigation Acts, by which England imposed mercantilist restrictions on its empire.

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Was Scrooge the Victim in A Christmas Carol?

Labor and WagesMedia and Culture

Blog12/23/2017
Scrooge was never mistreated by his nephew, by Cratchit, or by those seeking charitable donations. Scrooge was always free to refuse them all.

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Consumers Are Smarter than Bureaucrats Think

PricesSubjectivism

Blog12/23/2017
The government doesn't think you can make good choices voluntarily. So it's happy to step in and force you to make "better" choices.

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David Gornoski on Anthropology and Liberty

Media and CultureStrategyPolitical Theory

12/22/2017Audio/Video
David Gornoski and Jeff Deist discuss the intersection of libertarianism and cultural anthropology.

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Automobiles Freed Us from the Tyranny of Horses

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/22/2017
Even when it wasn't in use, a horse owner was always tethered to his horse, either literally or figuratively.

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Americans Are Addicted to Homeownership, and the Government is the Pusher

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog12/22/2017
"Sure, it's nice that homeownership forces people to build equity in an asset, even if it is a profoundly crappy asset."

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