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Governments Hate Privacy Software

Alex Pertsev, a developer of Tornado Cash, has been sentenced to prison by a Dutch court for helping build a platform that guarantees financial privacy. If there is one thing the state cannot tolerate, it is someone making financial transactions without government agents watching.

Mises Wire Andrea Togni
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The State’s Best-Kept Secret

When it comes to calling out government economic intervention, it is easy to forget that the fundamental reason for the state’s stranglehold on the economy is the government’s monopoly on creating and maintaining money. It is time to end the monopoly.

Mises Wire George Ford Smith
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Welfare Outside of the State

Welfare is usually seen as state-run activity. Yet, as Mises and others have noted, state-sponsored welfare undermines the economy and expands government power. Private charity is the only system that is sustainable and just.
Rowan Parchi
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What Causes Stagflation?

Keynesian economists have no good explanation for stagflation, rising rates of both inflation and unemployment. However, the Austrian School has long pointed out that sustained inflation has a predictable pattern that leads ultimately to stagflation.
Frank Shostak
What Has Government Done to Our Money?
In the last few years, many Americans have started to see the truth about the Federal Reserve. Putting this book in their hands at this moment will have a profound effect for the better.
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