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Covid Lockdowns Signal the Rise of Public Policy by Ransom

Law

09/22/2021Mises Media
In the age of covid, governments have decided to embrace a new kind of policy: they'll hold the population hostage until the public complies with what the state wants.
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In Defense of the Speculator

Booms and Busts

09/21/2021Mises Media
It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters.
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Max Hillebrand on Free Software Entrepreneurship with Bitcoin

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

09/21/2021Mises Media
Entrepreneurs are developing a new world of innovative business models far from regulated markets, crony capitalism, and corporate control.
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You'll Be Shocked to Learn There's Corruption at the Fed

Money and Banks

09/21/2021Mises Media
Some fed officials simply shrugged off what was an obvious conflict of interest when they traded stocks and real estate holdings while making policy. The rules don't apply to central bankers.
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US Military Propaganda in Film, Sports, and TV: It's Everywhere

Book Reviews

09/20/2021Mises Media
From the darkened cinema to the football field to the airport screening line, the US government inflated the actual threat of terrorism and the necessity of an aggressive military response.
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Is Self-Ownership Necessary?

Philosophy and Methodology

09/20/2021Mises Media
Isn’t a principle of nonaggression against others another way of stating the self-ownership principle? "Not necessarily," says the insightful philosopher Chandran Kukathas.
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Pandemic Ethics: Is Public Health Out of Control?

Health

09/20/2021Mises Media
Our guest is Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik, MD, PhD. His academic work on infectious disease ethics is focused on vaccines, vector-borne disease, and drug resistance.
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Can Economic Data Explain the Timing and Causes of Recessions?

Money and Banks

09/19/2021Mises Media
Without establishing the underlying causes of boom-bust cycles, employing policies in response to changes in economic indicators to counter economic cycles is likely to destabilize the economy.
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What They Really Mean When They Say "Do the Right Thing"

U.S. History

09/19/2021Mises Media
When a politician says "do the right thing," what he means is "do what I say, or else."
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War Has Declined in the West Because War Isn't "Worth It" for Rich Countries

World History

09/18/2021Mises Media
Thanks to private property, trade, and the Industrial Revolution, there isn't much to be gained from wars among rich countries anymore. But things are different in the developing world.
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