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

The opposite of secession is annexation wherein governments extend their monopolies over a greater territory. Just as secession naturally limits the power of states, annexation extends it, and should be opposed, writes Ryan McMaken. This audio Mises Dail
If we want to lower the cost of health care, we should seek to increase the availability of health care services, including increases in trained medical personnel. Government, however, acts repeatedly to prevent the entry of more doctors into the marketp
The European Central Bank is ramping up its easy-money policies in an effort to spur inflation, which it hopes will improve the economy. The wealthy and powerful will benefit from this, but most everyone else is in big trouble, writes Frank Hollenbeck. T
Our daily lives are determined by our choices as individual economic actors. When governments intervene in our personal economics, they intervene in our personal preferences and choices, writes Hunter Hastings. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Diann
The Greeks may still default, and that would mean big trouble not so much for Greece as for other EU member states who will be on the hook for even more bailouts, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
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, wri
States could attract more businesses and jobs by lowering taxes and making government smaller. But since governments hate cutting taxes and regulations, they instead choose to lure new firms with temporary tax breaks and special favors, writes Jeff Scrib
True welfare and value can only be achieved through exchange when it is fully voluntary. When the state intervenes to "improve" trade, it destroys value, all the government stats notwithstanding, writes Patrick Barron. This audio Mises Daily is
Opponents of free markets sometimes describe market competition of dog-eat- dog, but that metaphor has nothing to do with markets and everything to do with politics and war, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
North Korea is one of the most heavily sanctioned regimes on earth, but in the midst of a new and young generation of North Koreans adept at using black markets, it's clear that trade with North Korea must be embraced, writes J. Wiltz. This audio M
Where police fail, as at Ferguson and in Detroit, private firms and volunteers have stepped in. And yet the state continues to claim that its employed enforcers are a thin blue line between order and chaos, writes Julian Adorney. This audio Mises Daily i
One hundred years ago, the combatants of World War One fought themselves to a standstill. The warring regimes then used the opportunity to clamp down on internal dissent and a host of other liberties, writes T. Hunt Tooley. This audio Mises Daily is narr
Those who voted for the omnibus to avoid a shutdown fail to grasp that the consequences of blindly expanding government are far worse than the consequences of a temporary government shutdown, writes Ron Paul. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna
It's become common for populists to claim that what's good for businesses is bad for workers. It remains unclear, however, where all those workers are supposed to find jobs, writes Peter St. Onge. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keil
Every person has different goals for himself, which means everyone will value differently the means to attain those ends. No central planner can know these goals and values, writes Frank Shostak. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.
Economists can use their knowledge for both good and evil, and for those in government, such knowledge is often used to deceive and make government programs look less costly than they are, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith H
States wish to gain monopolies and maintain them in all facets of life, while entrepreneurs strive to offer alternatives to the state. It's our job to prevent the state from simply declaring the competition illegal, writes Julian Adorney. This audio
Entrepreneurs need very specific information about their products, markets, customers, and profits. Government macroeconomic data, however, does nothing to assist entrepreneurs to obtain this important information, but only helps justify economic interve
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 boom
Collective security agreements allow many countries's politicians to shift the cost of national defense to taxpayers outside their own countries. Moral hazard, belligerence, and over-reliance on military solutions often ensue, writes Patrick Barron.