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Yes, the Minimum Wage Harms the Economy

Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

1 hour agoMises Media
The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.
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The New Rules of Engagement

DemocracyMedia and CulturePolitics

02/05/2023Mises Media
All people of goodwill have an obligation to fight the escalation of politics in American life.
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Producers Should Reject Calls to "Give Back"

Economic FreedomFree Markets

02/04/2023Mises Media
All too often we are told that government employment equals selflessness and working for profit constitutes greed. It's time to reassess the meaning of certain words.
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Central Banks Turn to Gold as Losses Mount

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

02/04/2023Mises Media
The only reason central banks buy gold is to protect their balance sheets from their own monetary destruction programs; they have no choice but to do so.
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Why This Recession is Different

EducationFinancial MarketsOther Schools of Thought

02/03/2023Mises Media
Jeff makes the case for viewing today's economy as quite unlike that of 2007—due to steady increases in CPI, more fiscal stimulus relative to monetary stimulus, and ongoing supply shock issues from covid.
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They Won't Leave Us Alone: The Invasion of Politics

HayekU.S. Economy

02/03/2023Mises Media
Forget minding your own business. Ours is the age of invasive politics, demanding we take sides no matter how much we would like to be left alone.
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Governments Will Make You Poorer Again

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInflationMonetary Policy

02/03/2023Mises Media
Inflation at an annual rate of 5 percent is not a positive, and it is certainly not falling prices. Inflation is accumulative, and this means we are becoming poorer faster.
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Governments Cannot Effectively Regulate Vaccines

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationHealthLawStrategy

02/02/2023Mises Media
Because government officials do not worry about the consequences of making mistakes, the government should not be permitted to regulate anything as important as vaccines.
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Will Powell Pivot as Currency Wars Escalate?

Central BanksThe FedGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

02/02/2023Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss Jay Powell's exercise in Fed-speak this week.
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Corporate Welfare for Farmers Is Swell until It's Not: The Case of Arizona Reservoirs

The FedU.S. HistoryInterventionism

02/02/2023Mises Media
What at first seem like gifts from the state (handouts for some at the expense of others) lead to unfortunate events that cannot be stopped once begun.
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