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Stop Canada's War on "Passive" Investment

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/04/2017
Economic growth in Canada will continue to be hampered as long as the government continues to erect roadblocks to business investment.

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Madison's Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2017
Madison's ideas of "democracy" and "mob rule" apply to no regime today, and no modern self-styled "democracy" fits Madison's definition.

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Jeff Deist on Why Smaller is Better

Strategy

11/03/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist on why smaller government units are better, and how the Swiss principle of subsidiarity could help ease the nasty cultural and political divides facing America.

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The Peculiar and Unique Position of Economics

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

11/03/2017Mises Daily Articles
Great men cannot adjust social conditions to their plans if they do not convince public opinion.

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Yellen’s Poor Legacy — and Powell’s Challenges

Blog11/03/2017
Yellen had the chance to rein in the Fed's ultra-dovish and inflationary monetary policy — and she blew it.

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Will Americans Die Young Enough to Save Pension Plans?

Blog11/03/2017
The good news for pension funds is that Americans are retiring later and dying sooner.

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Mainstream Economists Don’t Even Get Their Dimensions Right

Capital and Interest Theory

Blog11/03/2017
Economists often discuss capital and interest, assuming that “interest equals the marginal product of capital” when in fact that is simply wrong.

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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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