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Erich Mattei

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Elections: The Ultimate Sinkhole

Political Theory

12/20/2004Mises Daily Articles
Billions and billions were spent to elect our leaders, and Erich Mattei draws attention to the sheer waste of it all.
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Michael Moore and Freedom

Big GovernmentOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/29/2004Mises Daily Articles
Moore's film strikes a universal chord within the consciousness of all people: the fear of power and the love of freedom. Eric Mattei, however, asks whether Moore's motives are rooted in liberty or detraction.
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The Rivers Run Through It

Taxes and SpendingEntrepreneurship

06/03/2004Mises Daily Articles
Erich Mattei explains that reformist measures do not address the fundamental problem afflicting the nations waterways: river socialism.
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Employment at Will

Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

04/28/2004Mises Daily Articles
Eric Mattei explains the implications of 'civil rights' interventions: some must serve others regardless of their own personal choices.
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The Mars Con

Taxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

02/06/2004Mises Daily Articles
What are the costs of a mission to Mars? The $11 billion direct expenses are only the beginning, write Erich Mattei. The burdens also include taxation and inflation, the crowding out caused by state-sponsored research and development, the misallocation of physical and labor resources, the draining...
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