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The Marxian Doctrine of "Ideology"

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

01/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
To Marx, each individual's thinking is all determined not by his personal self-interest but by the interest of the class to which he supposedly belongs.
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Hard Work (Alone) Won't Get Your Country Out of Poverty

Blog01/02/2019

Working hard is a good thing, but it can only lead to high levels of wealth when combined with capital accumulation and entrepreneurship.

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 1: Building the Merrimack

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/02/2019Audio/Video
The Confederates begin their strategy to combat the superior Union Navy by creating a new technologically superior warship.
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Boom-Bust Cycles and Easy Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/02/2019

A slowing in the growth of the money supply is only a problem when that money is created "out of thin air."

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What the Nazis Borrowed from Marx

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

01/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Nazis did not invent polylogism — the idea that only certain groups are capable of correctly understanding the world. Marx pioneered that idea. But the Nazis did invent their own race-based version of it.
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Boston Symphony Sued for "Equal Pay" for Female Flute Player

Blog01/01/2019

A female flute player thinks only sexism can explain why she's paid less than a male oboist. But it turns out playing the oboe isn't the same job as playing the flute — and wages reflect this.

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No, Dollar Stores Don't Create Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog01/01/2019

Dollar stores are hardly the starvation-producing hellholes that the critics claim them to be. They serve their customer base well, but it is not a customer base of elite journalists and politicians.

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The Atomic Bombing of Japan, Reconsidered

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/31/2018

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, chief among the naysayers, said, “I was against (use of the atomic bomb) on two counts. First, the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing."

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