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Why <em>The Theory of Money and Credit</em> Is More Important Than Ever

Eighty years ago, Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit first appeared in English. It remains one of the most important books on money and inflation penned in the twentieth century, and it still offers the clearest analysis and understanding of booms and busts, inflations and depressions, writes Richard Ebeling.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

20 Nov 2014

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Rothbard on Self-Defense and War

Libertarians — and Murray Rothbard in particular — are not pacifists, but reject the killing of innocents and other unjustified forms of military aggression, writes David Gordon.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

14 Oct 2014

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The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession

The homeownership rate is now back where it was forty years ago. So what did all that federally-subsidized homebuying over the past decade accomplish? There was a lot of malinvestment, and a lot of politically-favored interest groups that got richer, writes Ryan McMaken.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

16 Jan 2015

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The Savings and Loan Debacle: Twenty-Five Years Later

Many still blame “deregulation” for the financial disaster that was caused by an intricate web of federal laws and regulations, writes Dale Steinreich. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

11 Aug 2014

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Do You Hate the State?

The abolitionist would blister his thumb pushing a button that would abolish the state immediately, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995).This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Steven Ng.

15 Jun 2011

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What Is the Rate of Return on the Louisiana Purchase?

The true benefits of the Louisiana and Alaska Purchases are less clear than their value to pro-government propaganda, writes David Howden and Daniel Atienza. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

11 Jul 2014

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The "Natural Interest Rate" Is Always Positive and Cannot Be Negative

We're now in the world of negative interest rates, and Mises’s insights about human action are the key to understanding the implications of this, and in understanding the impossibility of a negative “natural” or “originary” interest rate, writes Thorsten Polleit.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

9 Apr 2015

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How Inflation Helps Keep the Rich Up and the Poor Down

Inflation puts a brake on social mobility: the rich stay rich (longer) and the poor stay poor (longer) than they would in a free society, writes Guido Hülsmann. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

4 Jun 2014

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Markets Are About Much More Than Material Goods

The affluence of free markets makes it possible to pursue goals few of us would have the means to pursue otherwise, writes Gary Galles.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

6 May 2014

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A Brief History of Progressivism

“Progressives” throughout history repeatedly show a fondness for social engineering and state control, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

5 Aug 2014

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Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism

Thanks to Henry Hazlitt, Paul Cantor and others, a body of work by free-market literary critics is now beginning to emerge, writes Jo Ann Cavallo. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

27 Aug 2014

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Confusing Capitalism with Fractional Reserve Banking

Low interest rates combined with high-risk fractional reserve banking creates a powder keg on which we’re sitting today, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

12 Aug 2014

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Prohibition vs. Private Solutions at the Electric Daisy Carnival

The ability to find cities to host their events lies largely on the ability to minimize drug-related problems, writes Jonathan M. Finegold Catalan.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Joel Sams.

11 Jul 2011

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What Is Money?

A man would die of hunger who, having decided that money is real wealth, should carry out the idea to the end, writes Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850).This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Holly Hinton and Joel Sams.

27 May 2011

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Vices Are Not Crimes

Spooner's anarchism was, like his abolitionism, another valuable part of his pietist legacy. For, here again, his pietistic concern for universal principles brought him to a consistent and courageous application of libertarian principles, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995).This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Harold Fritsche.

16 Jul 2012

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The NCAA Racket

The NCAA ensures there is no functioning job market for athletes and no competition to which students might go seeking higher pay, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

15 Sep 2014

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Europe’s Mario Draghi Starring in Bernanke’s Show

ECB’s Mario Draghi has taken over from Ben Bernanke as the world’s most enthusiastic money printer, writes Brendan Brown. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

26 Jun 2014

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William Graham Sumner and the Conquest of the United States by Spain

The great sociologist William Graham Sumner explains how the imperialist wars result in the very opposite of their stated intentions.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Steven Ng.

24 May 2011

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World War I in Our Minds: A Historical View

With 100 years having passed since the start of the First World War, the view of the war among historians and the public has evolved in many ways. Historian Hunt Tooley examines the turning points in how the world sees the Great War. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

5 Nov 2014

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The Unseen Costs of the Minimum Wage

Supporters of minimum wage hikes claim they have little or no effect on employment, the law of demand makes it clear the effects of price controls are very real, writes Josh Grossman. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

15 Sep 2014

Rank #20