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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending


The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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Trade and the Rise of Freedom

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeologyPrivate Property

03/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
International exchange and economic freedom are mutually reinforcing, while protectionism is a form of political control.

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No, the President Is Not Our Coach

Big Government


In spite of what Laura Ingraham and some pro athletes seem to think, the president is not in any way America's "coach." 

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Paul Cantor on Shakespeare, the Romans, and Austrian Economics

World History

For Shakespeare, the story of the Roman Republic is a tragedy. Like one of its heroes, the Republic was eventually destroyed by its own success.

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The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending


With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone.

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Dan Mitchell: Is There an Endgame for US Debt?

U.S. Economy

Dan Mitchell and Jeff Deist discuss the biggest threat to American prosperity.

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Chief Powell Is Walking a Monetary Tightrope Blind

Money and BanksMoney and Banking


The new Fed Chief Powell was optimistic at Congressional hearings this week. But he may have inherited a quickly-expiring boom. 

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Murray Rothbard's Birthday


Today would have been Murray Rothbard's 92nd birthday.

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There Are Fewer School Shootings Now Than During the 1990s

Legal SystemU.S. History


Schools aren't like they were when we were kids. Schools are safer. 

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