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The Folly of 1845: Texas and the Evils of Annexation

Big GovernmentU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

02/05/2015Audio/Video
The opposite of secession is annexation wherein governments extend their monopolies over a greater territory. Just as secession naturally limits the power of states, annexation extends it, and should be opposed, writes Ryan McMaken. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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How Government Helped Create the Coming Doctor Shortage

Big GovernmentHealth

02/03/2015Audio/Video
If we want to lower the cost of health care, we should seek to increase the availability of health care services, including increases in trained medical personnel. Government, however, acts repeatedly to prevent the entry of more doctors into the marketplace, writes Logan Albright. This audio Mises...
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Europe Joins the QE Party

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

01/31/2015Audio/Video
The European Central Bank is ramping up its easy-money policies in an effort to spur inflation, which it hopes will improve the economy. The wealthy and powerful will benefit from this, but most everyone else is in big trouble, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert...
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How Free Markets Enhance Freedom of Choice

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurValue and Exchange

01/29/2015Audio/Video
Our daily lives are determined by our choices as individual economic actors. When governments intervene in our personal economics, they intervene in our personal preferences and choices, writes Hunter Hastings. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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How Greek Default May Still Unravel the EU

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

01/23/2015Audio/Video
The Greeks may still default, and that would mean big trouble not so much for Greece as for other EU member states who will be on the hook for even more bailouts, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

01/16/2015Audio/Video
The homeownership rate is now back where it was forty years ago. So what did all that federally-subsidized homebuying over the past decade accomplish? There was a lot of malinvestment, and a lot of politically-favored interest groups that got richer, writes Ryan McMaken. This audio Mises Daily is...
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Bait and Switch: "Economic Development" in the States

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurship

01/15/2015Audio/Video
States could attract more businesses and jobs by lowering taxes and making government smaller. But since governments hate cutting taxes and regulations, they instead choose to lure new firms with temporary tax breaks and special favors, writes Jeff Scribner. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by...
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Voluntary Exchange vs. Government Mandates

Big GovernmentPricesValue and Exchange

01/07/2015Audio/Video
True welfare and value can only be achieved through exchange when it is fully voluntary. When the state intervenes to "improve" trade, it destroys value, all the government stats notwithstanding, writes Patrick Barron. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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The "Dog-Eat-Dog" Delusion

Legal SystemPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

01/03/2015Audio/Video
Opponents of free markets sometimes describe market competition of dog-eat-dog, but that metaphor has nothing to do with markets and everything to do with politics and war, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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Private Volunteers Step In Where Police Are AWOL

The EntrepreneurThe Police StateU.S. History

12/23/2014Audio/Video
Where police fail, as at Ferguson and in Detroit, private firms and volunteers have stepped in. And yet the state continues to claim that its employed enforcers are a thin blue line between order and chaos, writes Julian Adorney. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
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