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The Evolution of Mises' Monetary Thought

Austrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory

11/19/2018Audio/Video
In this 32-minute talk, Jörg Guido Hülsmann examines and summarizes Mises's insights and innovations in understanding money, its origins, and its purposes. Presented at the 2011 Supporters Summit in Vienna, Austria, on 20 September 2011. Includes an introduction by Douglas E. French.
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How the Nazis Converted German Agriculture to Socialism

Blog11/19/2018

In line with Nazi economic totalitarianism overall, the National Socialists took total control of German agricultural while leaving in place an ersatz form of private ownership.

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Jeff Deist on the Accad and Koka Healthcare Podcast

11/19/2018Power & Market

Scarcity and choice apply to medicine just as surely as they apply to all human activity.

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Hayek's Case for Decentralized Communities

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/18/2018

Hayek’s theory of knowledge cautions against grand designs based on the alleged expertise of a select class of people. 

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Innovation Requires Economic Freedom

Free MarketsEntrepreneurship

11/17/2018Mises Daily Articles
The foremost aim of despotic government is to prevent any innovations that could endanger its own supremacy.
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Capitalism Means Less Waste — Because More Waste Means Less Profit

The EnvironmentProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog11/17/2018

The concept of "productive complements" shows us how capitalists have long sought to make as much use as they can of every part of the materials they use to make goods.

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Does China Have Enough Gold to Move Toward Hard Currency?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/17/2018

Decades ago, the Chinese state began to accumulate gold merely as part of a makeshift backup plan. But it may have ended up with enough gold to make a real move away from fiat currency, which would be a disaster for its Western competitors.

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A White House Press Pass Has Nothing to do with the First Amendment

Media and Culture

Blog11/16/2018

CNN apparently imagines a First Amendment that grants special privileges only to wealthy and powerful media personalities working in Washington, DC.

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