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  • Chris Calton : Historical Controversies

    18 août 2017, par Chris Calton, Jeff Deist
    By: Chris Calton, Jeff Deist For this week's Mises Weekends, we're excited to share the first episode of a new Mises Institute podcast, Historical Controversies. Hosted by Chris Calton, a Mises Fellow, Historical Controversies is a series that applies a Rothbardian revisionist look to important (...)
  • People’s QE ? It’s Venezuela with Tea and Cakes

    18 août 2017, par Daniel Lacalle
    By: Daniel Lacalle It is sad to see that, facing the evidence of the failure of demand-side policies and money printing, many commentators propose some of the most outdated and failed policies in modern economic history. In the UK, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, believes (...)
  • A Tale of Two "Deflationary" Booms — The Gilded Age vs. Today

    18 août 2017, par Brendan Brown
    By: Brendan Brown The forces of globalization during the past two decades have been stronger than at any time since the era of “the Great Deflation” which started in the aftermaths of the US Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, and continued through the 1880s. During the earlier period, the US (...)
  • Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

    18 août 2017, par Chris Calton
    By: Chris Calton I could see no reason why I should, at the end of each week, pour the reward of my toil into the purse of my master. When I carried to him my weekly wages, he would, after counting the money, look me in the face with a robber-like fierceness, and ask, “Is this all?” He was (...)
  • A Tale of Two “Deflationary” Booms – The Gilded Age vs. Today

    18 août 2017, par Brendan Brown
    By: Brendan Brown The forces of globalization during the past two decades have been stronger than at any time since the era of “the Great Deflation” which started in the aftermaths of the US Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, and continued through the 1880s. During teh earlier period, the US (...)
  • Do Seasonal Adjustments Help Identify Business Cycles ?

    17 août 2017, par Frank Shostak
    By: Frank Shostak Various statistics that governments produce on a regular basis carry the label "seasonally adjusted". What is the meaning of this label? According to popular thinking the data that is observed over time (labelled as time series) is determined by four factors, which are:The (...)
  • Privatize the Public Monuments

    17 août 2017, par Ryan McMaken
    By: Ryan McMaken When I was a student at the University of Colorado, I regularly walked by the Dalton Trumbo memorial fountain which was named after the communist Stalin-sympathizing novelist and screenwriter. Once upon a time, the fountain had been simply known as "the fountain," but around (...)
  • How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized

    17 août 2017, par Per Bylund
    By: Per Bylund Throughout history, the state has justified itself on the grounds that it is necessary to protect us from others whose habits and beliefs — we are meant to believe — are dangerous. For millennia, this fiction was easy to maintain because most people interacted so little with people (...)
  • The Attack on Marijuana During the 1930s

    16 août 2017, par Chris Calton
    By: Chris Calton How did Americans fall for the government's reefer madness? Chris Calton explains how junk science, overt racism, and myths of bloodthirsty soldiers all played a role in the criminalization of marijuana in America.
  • Decentralize the Gun Laws

    16 août 2017, par Ryan McMaken
    By: Ryan McMaken With a Republican in the White House, the anti-gun-control lobby smells a bit of blood in the water. Now is the time, they suggest, to pass national gun-licensing reciprocity laws forcing gun-restrictive states to recognize permits issued by gun-permissive states. Writing in (...)

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