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Thanks to Central Banks, the Old Investment Rules Don't Apply Anymore

Blog1 hour ago

Thanks to central banks' easy money policies, historically low interest rates and a desperate search for yield have created new danger zones for investors trying to stay out of trouble.


Why Business Owners Can't Just "Pass on" Tax Costs to Consumers

Blog6 hours ago

If business owners could increase their prices without a loss in sales, they would have already done so. Yet many conservatives mistakenly claim tax increases are just "passed on" to consumers.

"Deficit Financing" and Inflation

10/25/2021Mises Daily Articles

"The worst failures of money, the worst things done to money, were not done by criminals but by governments."

Why Interventionist Economists Love to Talk about Externalities


Step 1: claim that only government can solve the problem of "externalities." Step 2: claim that externalities are everywhere. Step 3: send in bureaucrats to solve every "problem" caused by externalities.

1789: The First Thing the New American Government Did Was Raise Taxes


It turned out that taxation with representation could be just as oppressive as taxation without representation. Or worse.

Digitalization Could Move Medical Care beyond "Government Healthcare"


Government healthcare is centrally planned healthcare. Innovations in the decentralized "digitalization" of medicine could finally move medicine back in the direction of markets.

What Economics Is Not

10/23/2021Mises Daily Articles

The Austrian approach to economics dispenses with the idea of "economic man," and broadens economics to include all action, which takes place in a framework of scarcity. 

No, Healthcare Is Not a Communal Resource


Supporters of vaccine mandates are pushing the idea that healthcare is a communal resource. This idea allows them to make false moral claims about how everyone owes it to "society" to get vaccinated.

Why Censorship Advocates Are Obsessed with Stories about Yelling "Fire!" in a Theater


The fact that such a vacuous and irrelevant example became such a compelling argument for the government restriction of freedom of speech in many other areas is disturbing.



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