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When Is Short Selling Fraudulent?

Financial Markets

03/01/2021Mises Media
Shorting more than the total outstanding shares isn’t perverse or fraudulent, whereas naked short selling—depending on the context—might be.
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India's Farming Reform: A Lesson in Interest Group Politics

Cronyism and CorporatismPrice ControlsProtectionism and Free Trade

02/27/2021Mises Media
If Punjabi farmers had been portrayed as affluent, the media would view them as greedy entrepreneurs. But leveraging the political capital of perceived powerlessness has allowed them to obscure their true status as rent seekers.
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"Weapons of Mass Destruction": The Last Refuge of the Global Interventionist

War and Foreign Policy

02/27/2021Mises Media
The threat of “nuclear proliferation” remains one of the great catch-all reasons—the other being “humanitarian” intervention—given for why the US regime and its allies ought to be given unlimited power to invade foreign states and impose sanctions at any given time.
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Dr. Philipp Bagus on the Political Economy of Mass Hysteria

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationHealthPolitical Theory

02/26/2021Mises Media
Echoing Hoppe and public choice theory, Professor Philipp Bagus explains how politicians enjoy asymmetric rewards for exaggerating risks and creating fear. The result is gross policy errors we will all pay for over many decades. Don't miss this show!
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Hormetics: A Principle of Health and Fitness, with Charlie Deist

Health

02/26/2021Mises Media
How do we identify good nutritional and exercise habits? Amongst the myriad of fads, what rules should guide one’s health choices and behaviors?
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Some Coloradoans Want to Break Off and Join Wyoming. They Should at Least Get to Vote On It.

Decentralization and Secession

02/26/2021Mises Media
A state's borders should change over time to reflect demographic and ideological realities. By denying this, political leaders are effectively saying that the rights of minority populations don't matter.
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The Omnipotent Power to Assassinate

War and Foreign Policy

02/26/2021Mises Media
How did the federal government acquire this omnipotent power? Certainly not by constitutional amendment. It acquired it by converting the federal government after World War II from a limited-government republic to a national security state.
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Could Gold Discoveries Cause the Austrian Boom-Bust Cycle?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksGold Standard

02/25/2021Mises Media
Could new gold discoveries cause a (small) boom-bust cycle if the gold hit the loan market before other sectors? Bill Barnett and Walter Block join Bob Murphy to discuss.
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The Biggest Lies of the Impeachment Saga

Legal SystemU.S. History

02/25/2021Mises Media
The latest impeachment saga simply confirms Thomas Paine’s adage: “The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.” Score another victory for the Swamp.
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Want More Entrepreneurship? Embrace Long-Term Legal Stability.

02/25/2021Mises Media
Prudent economic calculation becomes more difficult as legal and regulatory regimes are subject to frequent changes and political upheaval.
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