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UBI and the Road to Serfdom

PhilosophyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

04/09/2021Mises Media
Not only could the state use the UBI as an instrument of social control; we have every reason to think those in charge of the state would exercise their power for bad motives.
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Understanding Minimum Wage Mandates: Empirical Studies Aren't Enough

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesUnemployment

02/12/2021Mises Media
It is only through the increase in capital goods, i.e., through the enhancement and the expansion of the infrastructure, that labor can become more productive and earn a higher hourly wage.
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US States Are Seizing More Power in the Name of "Deregulating" Housing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

02/05/2021Mises Media
Claiming they are "deregulating" housing, some California politicians want to make it illegal for private homeowners associations to restrict the construction of accessory units. This means more regulation and more centralization of power.
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Understanding Inequality Requires Much More Than Calling Everything Racist

Media and CulturePhilosophyPoverty

01/19/2021Mises Media
To offer a semblance of solidarity with the working class, wealthy leftists have substituted identity politics for class conflict, and attempted to recast economic problems as problems of racism or bigotry.
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US Employment Stalls as Trillion-Dollar Deficits Mount

U.S. Economy

07/23/2020Mises Media
Tax revenue declined again in June, and new jobless claims increased by more than a million for the seventeenth week in a row.
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Unemployment Kills: The Longer Lockdowns Last, the Worse It Will Get

Big GovernmentHealth

05/04/2020Mises Media
Thirty million Americans are now unemployed, in part thanks to government "lockdowns." Meanwhile, unemployment in many cases doubles the unemployed person's risk of death through disease, suicide, or drug overdose.
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Understanding the Coronavirus Alarm and Practical Steps to Weather the Storm

CapitalismHealthU.S. Economy

04/06/2020Mises Media
Bob Murphy urges skeptics not to dismiss the panic over the coronavirus, explains the economics of the toilet paper shortage, and gives practical tips he is using to try to keep his own household safe.
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Understanding Money Mechanics

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

01/02/2020Mises Media
Dr. Bob Murphy introduces an upcoming e-book on the mechanics of the Fed.
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Unions and Labor Law

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

12/20/2019Mises Media
Presented at the Mises Institute's "First Annual Advanced Instructional Conference in Austrian Economics" at Stanford University.
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Using World War I to Prove the Incompetence of State Militaries

StrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/12/2019Mises Media
Bob Murphy uses examples from Dan Carlin’s amazing podcast, Hardcore History , to illustrate the flaws with state-provided military services.
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