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Interventionism: An Economic Analysis

JULY 29, 2009

In this work, Mises criticizes government interference in the market: regulations, wage and price controls, tariffs, special privileges, and subsidies for some at the expense of others. He points out that although enacted with the best of intentions, such government interventions lead to conditions that even their advocates consider worse than those they were trying to alleviate in the first place. In addition, he explains how interventionism eventually gives way to socialism. Although Mises has made these arguments elsewhere, in this volume he does so especially clearly, concisely, and thoroughly.

 

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