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Audio Mises Wire

Audio recordings of Mises Wire articles, offering contemporary news and opinion through the lens of Austrian economics and libertarian political economy.

Germany's (and Europe's) Self-Inflicted Upcoming Energy Crunch

38 min agoMises Media

At the urging of the United States, Germany and other European governments have levied sanctions against Russia. In reality, these governments have levied sanctions against themselves and their citizens.

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The "Stunning Success" of the Green Revolution Is Yet Another Progressive Myth

6 hours agoMises Media

An enduring progressive myth is that thanks to Western technologies and compassionate NGOs, American agricultural scientists saved the developing world via the Green Revolution. Not surprisingly, the truth is found elsewhere.

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The Pandemic Is "Over," but the Feds Aren't Giving Up Their Emergency Powers

09/27/2022Mises Media

Joe Biden says the pandemic is over in an attempt to get a few more votes. But the administration certainly isn't acting like the "pandemic is over" in terms of actual policy.

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Seeing the Student Loan Crisis as a Form of Boom and Bust

09/27/2022Mises Media

Conservatives have missed the point that it is not students particularly that are at fault for the student loan crises, but the entire bureaucratic economic-political system.

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The Other Immigration Question: Should People from Wealthy Countries Migrate to Poorer Ones?

09/26/2022Mises Media

While people from poor countries seek to live in places like the USA because of its stable institutions and welfare state, could migration of people from stable countries to less-developed ones make those countries better off?

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Practicing Politics as Self-Defense

09/26/2022Mises Media

Because government is predatory, it may seem ironic then to use the political system as a means of protecting one's own property, family, and loved ones. But there are times when such a strategy makes sense.

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Does Capitalism Itself Create Economic Instability or Is Central Banking the Culprit?

09/25/2022Mises Media

Post-Keynesians believe that capitalism is internally unstable, leading to necessary intervention by the central bank. Austrians see that as backward reasoning, as policies by the central bank to create credit from nothing is the problem.

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Europe Ditched Russian Energy. Now People Are Sitting in Line For Days to Buy Coal. Is Biden to Blame?

09/24/2022Mises Media

Winter is approaching and Europeans are facing homes without heat, thanks to the US-led sanctions against Russia. Who will carry the blame when people freeze to death?

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention

09/24/2022Mises Media

One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.

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Molinari Explains the Difference between Monarchy and Popular Government

09/23/2022Mises Media

The rise of democracy blurred the lines between the regime and the people it exploits. This was less of a problem under monarchs, whose interests were clearly separate from the public's. 

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