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Bank Crises and the Interventionist Spiral

The FedMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksInterventionism


As the US banking system becomes increasingly unstable, the calls proliferate for even more government intervention into banking and finance. People forget that it was government intervention in the first place that caused these crises.

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Why Governments Can Never Be Run "Like a Business"

Big GovernmentDemocracyTaxes and SpendingInterventionism


No state regime is a business and it doesn't have a business model. Real businesses rely on free voluntary exchange with customers. States rely on violence and coercion. 

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Legacies of Injustice and Racial Inequality

Property RightsInterventionismPrivate Property


Progressives argue that free markets stand in the way of economic and racial equality. In fact, free markets are the only vehicle that can help make people more equal.

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Mises Explains the Santa Claus Principle

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism


The regime would have you believe there is an inexhaustible fund somewhere which we can live off of indefinitely, and which can be squeezed forever. This attitude leads only to inflation, impoverishment, and a decline in the standard of living. 

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30-Year Mortgages Are Still a Sweet Deal—For People who Already Have Them

Economic PolicyFinancial MarketsU.S. EconomyInterventionism


Government intervened into home mortgages to subsidize home buyers and make home ownership more "affordable." As with most interventions, the results have backfired as home prices and mortgage rates skyrocket.

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Mises on the History of Warfare

CapitalismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism


As war rages in the Middle East, we are reminded of what Mises wrote in 1949 on warfare and its awful effects.

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What Is Seen—And What is NOT Seen: Bastiat's Often-Ignored Wisdom

Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyInterventionism


Bastiat reminded his readers that economic analysis involves not just what we see on the surface, but also the costs that are hidden from view.

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The Truth About Bidenomics: More Debt, More Inflation

Big GovernmentU.S. EconomyInterventionism


One of the biggest problems of Biden's neo-Keynesian approach to government budgets is that it leaves households with less money in real terms and the “anti-inflation” measures increase debt and inflation.

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Why the Official Data Shows There's No Recession

Central BanksInterventionismMoney and Banking


As government weight in the economy rises faster, technical recessions may not appear in the official data, but citizens suffer it, nevertheless. 

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The FTC Should Answer Its Call of Duty to Gamers

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism


The Federal Trade Commission is heavily scrutinizing the proposed merger between Microsoft and Activision. Why? Because Sony is against it.

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