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Week in Review: February 18, 2017

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The Fed has elected to keep kicking the can down the road.

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Free Markets at Home Are the Solution to Companies Moving Abroad

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/14/2017
Free trade can help economies overcome many obstacles to wealth. Unfortunately, governments are often the ones who create those obstacles.

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A New Front in the War on Payday Lenders

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

Blog02/03/2017
Google joins forces with government regulators to rob low-income people of one of their few choices for quick and easy loans.

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Week in Review: January 28 2017

The FedFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/27/2017
As expected, the first week of the Trump administration has brought a mix of good and bad.

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Free Trade versus "Free Trade"

Free MarketsInterventionism

Blog01/23/2017
To economists, free trade means absence of government interference with trade. To politicians, "free-trade" means a complex set of managed policies.

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Week in Review: January 21, 2017

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/20/2017
America has a new president, but will the new boss be the same as the old boss?

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Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsWorld History

Blog01/13/2017

Does not big business wrap itself in the mantle of free markets? If so, are not exponents of free markets supporting crony capitalism?

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Good Economics Is "Bizarre" for Minimum Wage Supporters

Free MarketsAustrian Economics Overview

What these "excuses" point to is the marginal productivity of the worker is lower than the salary the employer is forced to him pay by law.

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The "Curse" of Labor-Saving Machinery Is Nothing New

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/10/2017

Amazon's new cashier-less and staff-less store is just the latest move in a long history of innovations that have made workers obsolete.

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Week in Review: December 24, 2016

Big GovernmentFree MarketsMedia and CultureAustrian Economics Overview

Blog12/23/2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at the Mises Institute.

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