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Audio articles appear by popular authors such as Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Murray Rothbard, Robert Murphy, among many others.

The Truth About Politics Feb. 18, 2016

Politics operates according to principles that would horrify us if we observed them in our private lives, and would get us arrested if we lived by them. The state can steal and call it taxation, kill and call it war, writes Lew Rockwell. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Ben Wiegold.

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Global markets are showing they can't handle even a tiny bit of tightening by the Federal Reserve, and other central banks are doubling down on rock-bottom interest rates, writes David Haggith. After six years of "recovery" can we ever aban
Why I Have Hope Feb. 18, 2016
Thanks to our bankrupt economic policies, faith in our regime will soon be shaken whether we like it or not. Fortunately, we don't need a majority to make some changes for the better, writes Ron Paul. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Ben Wiegold
The public has been successfully conditioned to view the use of cash as something suspicious. Meanwhile, thanks to growing pressure from government, private business now often considers cash to be more trouble than it's worth, writes Paul-Martin Foss
New technologies, such as the blockchain technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin, may in the future facilitate the convenient use of precious metals as money once again, writes Thorsten Polleit. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Ben Wiegold
The United States is notable for incarcerating a very large portion of its population compared to other countries. Surprisingly, this may increase homicide rates and lead to enclaves of ex-cons which would help explain why so many homicide victims have c
Communities like Baltimore and Ferguson have been crippled by government regulations and the American nanny state. Now is the time to allow local residents to break free of government wage controls, government schooling, and government prohibitions, writ
In recent decades, the tech sector has brought us newer and better goods and ever-dropping prices. In an unhampered market, the same would happen across the entire economy. But, the Fed won't allow this to happen, writes Edin Mujagic. This audio Mise
When Mother Teresa used her Nobel Prize money to fund services for the poor, she was exhibiting "self-interest," but not selfishness. Like virtually everyone else, she used her property to achieve an end she valued, but which benefited others a
Thanks to the central bank, those who worked hard and "played by the rules" all their lives now face an uncertain future as inflation chips away at their savings and threatens their financial stability, writes Shawn Ritenour. This audio Mises D
When it comes to romantic relationships, people ruthlessly discriminate and make an endless number of subjective judgments. Most agree that it is absurd to regulate these relationships while not realizing that the same is true of all business relationshi
Brazil's government has long been devoted to the idea that more government spending will create more economic prosperity. For a time, it seemed to work, but now reality and disillusionment have set in, writes Antony Mueller. This audio Mises Daily is
Natural rights are fundamentally different from goods and services. Judge Napolitano explains in his new book how the acquisition of a mere service -- security -- cannot be based on the destruction of rights, which cannot be traded away, writes
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&rdq
The new Netflix series Marco Polo might have descended into a forgettable story of palace intrigue, but it fortunately explores far more interesting themes of family, loyalty, and how the state demands everyone sell out his values a little more every day
Many have tried to create a division between "political freedom" and "economic freedom." But all freedoms ultimately depend on economic freedom, and our view of economic exchange dictates our view of politics, writes Patrick Barron. T
The Europeans have decided to limit funding and credit extended to the Greeks. This puts the Greek financial system under pressure, but there are free-market solutions that could set the Greeks on the path to a sound economy, writes Frank Hollenbeck. Thi
In recent years, some economists, contrary to long-established and widely- accepted economic theory, have been claiming that increases in the minimum wage do not increase unemployment. But both logic and the data say otherwise, writes Andrew Syrios. This
Government likes to put out lots of data showing things like income and employment for huge numbers of people. The problem is, this tells us almost nothing about how real-life people are hurt or helped by government intervention, writes Gary Galles. This
Free markets have provided an abundance of goods and comforts for even low- income households. But constant government intervention in the work, lives, and incomes of the poor continues to create many barriers to economic success, writes Ryan McMaken. See