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Jean-Baptiste Colbert and Louis XIV

BiographiesWorld HistoryInterventionismMonetary Theory

11/02/2017Mises Daily Articles
Colbert: "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing."

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Obama Administration's Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and Banks

Blog11/02/2017
Few presidencies have ever done more to widen the gap between rich and poor than Barack Obama.

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How Defense-Contractor CEOs Get Rich on the Taxpayers' Dime

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/02/2017
When someone in DC wants more money for the troops, just remember that what they’re actually talking about are troops of overpaid defense contractors.

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Can Gradual Interest-Rate Tightening Prevent a Bust?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/02/2017
Tightening the money supply "too fast" is not what causes economic busts. Creating money "out of thin air" is the real problem.

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The Swamp Wins: Trump Nominates Powell to Replace Yellen

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog11/01/2017
In the end Donald Trump gets what he wanted, a “low interest rate person” who also happens to be a “Republican.”

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The Truth About the "Robber Barons"

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

11/01/2017Mises Daily Articles
Most of the businessmen we now call Robber Barons got rich by using the power of the state, and not by serving their customers in a free market.

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Don't Trust the US Government on Missile Defense

StrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2017
The US state is empowered by the idea that it can wage wars at will without the American domestic population facing any risk of retaliation.

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Mexico's Disastrous Drug War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog11/01/2017
Ordinary street gangs could never ascend to the levels of criminality made possible by the US-sponsored drug war in Mexico.

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The March to America's Civil War

U.S. History

11/01/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton gives a revisionist look at the period leading up to the Civil War.

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The Bolshevik Great Experiment: 100 Years Later

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/01/2017
So as we come to this particular grim centennial, we do well to examine the causes and repercussions of the Bolshevik Revolution.

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