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Central Banking since the 2008 Financial Crisis

Blog2 hours ago

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the Federal Reserve and other central banks around the world adopted new “tools” to influence economic activity in addition to its standard open market operations.

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Pete Buttigieg's Sovietesque Plan for Rural Revitalization

Blog5 hours ago

Buttigieg's plan to repopulate depressed rural areas with immigrants reminds one of old Soviet schemes to ship people to Siberia to stimulate the economy there.

Why Wall Street Bankers and Federal Lawyers Hate Michael Milken

Blog10 hours ago

Michael Milken was a threat to the complacent Wall Street cartels established by the New Deal. So ambitious prosecutors like Rudy Giuliani saw an opportunity to get in good with Wall Street by taking him down.

The WTO Is Both Irrelevant and Unnecessary

Blog02/24/2020

The World Trade Organization was not the reason global trade was liberalized in past decades. And now, even if such a thing were desirable, the WTO is in no position to force liberalization on countries like the US, China, or India. Thus, the WTO is both unnecessary and irrelevant.

Mises and the "New Economics"

Blog02/24/2020

Economics today poses as a predictive discipline which fails to correctly predict anything; a prescriptive discipline which prescribes the wrong policies; and an empirical discipline which collects data but misses the point.

Abolish Government Schools

Blog02/24/2020

Even if it’s true that some wouldn’t be able to afford schooling without government financial assistance, the idea that this necessitates the government creating and running its own schools is a glaring non sequitur.

How Fractional Reserve Lending Makes Money Disappear

Blog02/24/2020

Because banks make unbacked "loans," they create new money that later disappears when repaid. If these loans are not renewed, economic depression sets in.

The Origins of Nazism

02/22/2020Mises Daily Articles

Ludwig von Mises explains how the weakened state of German liberalism left the door open to German socialism which paved the way for Nazi ideology.

When It Comes to Raw Power, Few Have More of It Than Central Bankers

Blog02/22/2020

Anticapitalists often complain that people with more money exercise power over people with less money. Yet these same people seem oddly untroubled by the fact that central bankers can manipulate the money supply at any time to enrich themselves at everyone else's expense.

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