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Audio: Tom Woods and Ryan McMaken on Policing and Abolishing the FBI

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2016

Tom Woods and I spoke about the FBI and its origins, and why law enforcement is made more dangerous by the state's drive to manage our lives.

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The Week in Review: August 27, 2016

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

Blog08/26/2016

The larger government becomes, the more important it is to have it on your side.

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Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

EducationHealthPolitical Theory

Blog08/26/2016

Americans enjoy one of the world's highest incomes levels. But their fondness for spending means they have have relatively low levels of wealth.

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Reality Gets in the Way: The Trouble with Demand Curves

Blog08/26/2016

A lack of understanding about prices and consumers has led to far bigger problems in macroeconomics and public policy.

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The Eight Marks of Fascist Policy

Big GovernmentThe Police StateInterventionism

This nation, conceived in liberty, has been kidnapped by the fascist state.

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Clinton's Pay-to-Play Is the Natural Consequence of Big Government

The EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog08/25/2016

When donors give big bucks to the Clinton Foundation, they may just be paying the price of doing business in a highly regulated economy.

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How Central Banks Are Bleeding the Middle Class Dry

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Pension funds, savings accounts, and insurance funds — all essential middle class tools for savings — are seeing their yields dry up.

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Millennials Love Free Markets, But Don't Understand Them

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog08/24/2016

How is it possible for Millennials to favor both a socialist government and a capitalist economy? It is simple, they don't truly understand the concepts.

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The US National Debt Load is Second-Worst in the World

U.S. Economy

Blog08/24/2016

When we look at the federal debt as a percentage of tax revenues, the US is behind only Japan when it comes to debt loads.

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Fantasy Football: The Beauty of Capitalism and the Dangers of Government

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog08/24/2016

The success of fantasy sports is an illustration of how capitalism unleashes innovation, and how government can manage to ruin anything it touches.

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Support the Mises Institute with Amazon Smile

Blog08/24/2016

Support the Mises Institute every time you shop with Amazon by using Amazon Smile.

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The Lack of EpiPen Competitors is the FDA's Fault

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog08/24/2016

The price of EpiPens has increased dramatically and many are calling for more regulation in health care.

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How Back-to-School Shopping Is like American Politics

Taxes and SpendingCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionism

Blog08/23/2016

As 2016's campaign unpleasantness has accelerated, many Americans were going through another often-unpleasant experience: back-to-school shopping.

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45 Years Without Gold

Money and BanksWar and Foreign PolicyGold StandardMoney and Banking

The dollar's last tie to gold was severed 45 years ago. Gold had always been an inconvenience for governments looking for more debt and spending.

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The Blessing of Cash

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/22/2016

Starting today, the Royal Bank of Scotland will become the first bank in the U.K. to impose a negative interest rate on depositors.

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Dear Gary Johnson, There Is No "Free-Market" Carbon Tax

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog08/22/2016

Calling an arbitrary government-imposed penalty on carbon a "market cost" is a disingenuous as not calling such a plan a "tax."

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Spreadsheets Can Not Replace the Market Process

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

Blog08/22/2016

The problem with the Excel spreadsheet approach is not the intentions of policymakers, but that such tools cannot possibly replace the market process.

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Not Every Bad Policy is Socialist

StrategyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/22/2016

In free-market circles, most government intervention is dismissed as "socialist," with the result that the term has lost its true meaning.

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The Bank of England Turns to More Easy Money

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/21/2016

With central banks falling into step in a seemingly inexorable race toward negative interest rates, this could point to bigger problems on the horizon.

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The Week in Review: August 20, 2016

Global Economy

Blog08/19/2016

Central bankers have become enablers to debt-addicted governments.

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