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Electronic Music and the Market Test

BlogAugust 27, 2015

https://mises.org/blog/science-and-market-testAn interesting theme in a 2014 documentary on electronic music (recently added to Netflix instant place), I Dream of Wires, is the tension between two different philosophies of...

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Why the Recurring Economic Crises?

BlogAugust 27, 2015

A selection from Chapter 42 of Economic Controversies.

Why, then, does the business cycle recur? Why does the next boom-and-bust cycle always begin? To answer that, we have to understand the motivations of the banks...

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Prepper Checklist

We Are All Preppers Now

BlogAugust 25, 2015

Damian McBride is the former head of communications at the British treasury and former special adviser to Gordon Brown, erstwhile Prime Minister of the U.K. Yesterday he...

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Science and the Market Test

BlogAugust 25, 2015

There's no Platonic laboratory where "pure" science happens independent of human ideas, motivations, and institutions.

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Ten Most-Read Mises Daily Articles for July

BlogAugust 24, 2015

I know, it's nearly September, but I forgot to post July's Top Ten Mises Daily articles, so here they are.

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Rothbard: Nine Myths About the Crash

BlogAugust 24, 2015

Following the Crash in 1987, many myths circulated about the nature, causes, and remedies for the crash at the time. Rothbard's debunking of many of these myths is still informative today.

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What Really Happens When 'a Bill Becomes Law'

BlogAugust 24, 2015

In civics and government books, “how a bill becomes law” shows multiple steps during which representatives consider bills before enactment. Unfortunately, such responsible deliberation, necessary to even a minimal prospect of legislation advancing the general welfare, is violated by...

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It May Be a Long Way Down

BlogAugust 24, 2015

Today's discomfiting 1,000 point drop in the DJIA may be the next in a series of shocks for worldwide equity markets. But given the growth in the Federal Reserve Bank's monetary base, US stocks may have a long way down left to go. 

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Jim Grant: 'We Have ... Artificial Prices Worldwide'

BlogAugust 24, 2015

In this interview, Jim Grant nicely sums in a few minutes the basic problem of using asset price inflation in pursuit of economic enterprise. The problem is this strategy puts the cart before the horse.

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Hey Janet Yellen, How's That Planned Rate Hike Coming?

BlogAugust 24, 2015

Back in March, Peter Brockvar observed that even when the economy seemed to be doing moderately well, the Fed wouldn't have the "guts" to raise interest rates even "25 basis points." "The cost of money is...

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Markets Crash: But Is It 2006 or 2008?

BlogAugust 24, 2015

Markets are heading down fast today (some are even using the word "panic"), but in his recent Mises Daily article,...

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Millions, Billions, Trillions: The Disaster of Socialism, Once Again

BlogAugust 24, 2015

As news of Venezuela’s suffering keeps coming through, one cannot help but feel a certain sense of dread. All governments control the money supply to essentially the same extent that Maduro’s administration does. All around the world we have monetary socialism, where national...

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Basilica Don Bosco

Governments Hate Competition

BlogAugust 23, 2015

A spectacular funeral was held in Rome for alleged crime boss Vittorio Casamonica.  The funeral cortege included "a gilded...

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Ron Paul Sums Up His anti-Wall, anti-Mass Deportation Views on Immigration

BlogAugust 21, 2015

Not surprisingly, during the 2012 election, Ron Paul was the only laissez-faire candidate when it came to immigration. The Democratic candidates, naturally, wanted more subsidies for immigrants (in the form of welfare and citizenship benefits) while most of the other GOP candidates...

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A Port in the War on Drugs Storm

BlogAugust 20, 2015

The port city Gloucester Massachusetts Chief of Police announced that he was no longer going to arrest hard drug addicts and that indeed his police force would now work to help drug addicts get help

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Misesian Americana: Ludwig von Mises's Obituary on David Letterman in 1988

BlogAugust 20, 2015

Comedian Alan King whips out Ludwig von Mises's obituary in this comedy routine from 1988.

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Lew Rockwell Becomes First Distinguished Honorary Member of Brazil's Mises Institute.

BlogAugust 20, 2015
Helio Beltrão, founder and president of Instituto Mises Brasil writes:
 
Our bylaws stipulate a category of member so far unused: the Distinguished Honorary Member. I
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Audio and Photos from Ron Paul's 80th Birthday Party

BlogAugust 20, 2015

More than 650 people joined the Mises Institute near Houston last weekend to celebrate Ron Paul's 80th birthday. Listen here for remarks by Jeff Deist, Llewlellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. [1:55], Thomas E. Woods, Jr. [4:27...

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