It's a paradox: never before has a government in human history assumed unto itself the power to regulate the minutiae of daily life as much as this one. At the same time the United States is overall the wealthiest society in the history of the world.
What is a national-security state? It is a totalitarian-like governmental structure that consists of an enormous military-intelligence establishment with extraordinary powers, such as indefinite detention, torture, secret surveillance, and even assassination of both citizens and foreigners.
If the small sample size of monetary history is any guide, the combination of asset market crashes and high goods inflation empowers sound money forces in the political arena. At the moment, neither of those factors are in play.
The US's enthusiasm for sanctions means Europe is learning the price of doing business with the United States and with the dollar. They're now developing new ways to work around the the US-dominated financial system.
The Marginal Revolutionaries: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas is a lively history of the astonishing influence prewar Viennese intellectuals had on the greater world, and continue to have in areas far beyond economics.
With the help of our extraordinary supporters, the Mises Institute is the world's leading supporter of the ideas of liberty and the Austrian School of economics. Since 1982, it has been the essential training ground the world over. With the continuing and growing economic crisis, the ideas of liberty are gaining more attention than ever. The Austrian School in particular is undergoing a remarkable renaissance. Hear the words of some of our supporters to learn why they are seizing the moment to help the Institute flood the world with truth.