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Why I Have Hope

Tags The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory
02/18/2016Mises Media

Thanks to our bankrupt economic policies, faith in our regime will soon be shaken whether we like it or not. Fortunately, we don't need a majority to make some changes for the better, writes Ron Paul. 

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2016's Economy Begins with a Whimper

02/18/2016Mises Media

Global markets are showing they can't handle even a tiny bit of tightening by the Federal Reserve, and other central banks are doubling down on rock-bottom interest rates, writes David Haggith. After six years of "recovery" can we ever abandon endless easy money?

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The Truth About Politics

Tags Free MarketsMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory
02/18/2016Mises Media

Politics operates according to principles that would horrify us if we observed them in our private lives, and would get us arrested if we lived by them. The state can steal and call it taxation, kill and call it war, writes Lew Rockwell. 

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The Continuing Demonization of Cash

Tags Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking
02/18/2016Mises Media

The public has been successfully conditioned to view the use of cash as something suspicious. Meanwhile, thanks to growing pressure from government, private business now often considers cash to be more trouble...

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Are Harsh Sentencing Laws Driving Up Homicide Rates?

02/08/2016Mises Media

The United States is notable for incarcerating a very large portion of its population compared to other countries. Surprisingly, this may increase homicide rates and lead to enclaves of ex-cons which would help explain why so many homicide victims have...

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How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Tags Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking
02/08/2016Mises Media

New technologies, such as the blockchain technology behind digital currencies like bitcoin, may in the future facilitate the convenient use of precious metals as money...

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Seven Changes Needed in Baltimore and Ferguson Right Now

Tags Legal SystemEntrepreneurshipInterventionism
05/28/2015Mises Media
Communities like Baltimore and Ferguson have been crippled by government regulations and the American nanny state. Now is the time to allow local residents to break free of government wage controls, government schooling, and government prohibitions,...
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Will the Fed Let Innovation Work Its Magic?

05/04/2015Mises Media
In recent decades, the tech sector has brought us newer and better goods and ever-dropping prices. In an unhampered market, the same would happen across the entire economy. But, the Fed won't allow this to happen, writes...
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Self-Interest Is Not Selfishness

Tags Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology
04/29/2015Mises Media
When Mother Teresa used her Nobel Prize money to fund services for the poor, she was exhibiting "self-interest," but not selfishness. Like virtually everyone else, she used her property to achieve an end she valued, but which benefited others as well,...
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What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation

Tags InterventionismPrivate Property
04/22/2015Mises Media
When it comes to romantic relationships, people ruthlessly discriminate and make an endless number of subjective judgments. Most agree that it is absurd to regulate these relationships while not realizing that the same is true of all business relationships as well,...
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