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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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China Needs More Economic Freedom—Not a Bigger Welfare State

Global EconomyMoney and Banking

02/23/2021Mises Media
Mainstream economists claim China needs more consumption and a bigger welfare state. They think China's high savings rate is a bad thing. These economists are wrong.
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Covid in Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado: How 3 States Did Lockdowns

Big GovernmentHealthInterviewsMedia and Culture

02/19/2021Mises Media
Tho Bishop and Zachary Yost join Ryan McMaken to discuss covid politics in three states, and whether anyone is paying any attention to social distancing rules anymore.
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Compared to Europe and China, America Is Still a Safe Bet

Financial MarketsU.S. Economy

01/31/2021Mises Media
There's a lot of excessive optimism about the economy during the next four years in America. However, the US still comes out on top when compared to Europe and China.
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Covid-19 and the Socialist Calculation Problem

Value and Exchange

01/16/2021Mises Media
Just as central planners cannot know how individuals will value a product or service, so too are central planners unable to calculate or plan for the endless array of risk assessments made by potential victims of covid-19.
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California Is Worse Than You Think

U.S. History

01/14/2021Mises Media
If California voters and politicians do not understand the current crisis, we will see the continuous march to perdition as California politicians refuse to acknowledge that they are killing the geese laying the golden eggs.
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Corporatism: Influential Farmers in India Oppose Profreedom Agricultural Reforms

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate WelfarePrice Controls

01/13/2021Mises Media
The silent majority is the one that benefits from recent agricultural reforms, but mounting pressure from the vocal minority has prompted the government to once again increase government meddling.
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California Now Wants to Tax People Who Live in Other States, Too

Taxes and Spending

01/09/2021Mises Media
In case you doubted that California's politicians are firmly committed to ever-higher levels of taxation, California is now trying to retroactively impose sales taxes on out-of-state retailers going as far back as 2012.
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Central Bank Digital Currency: A Primer

Monetary PolicyPlanningMoney and Banking

01/03/2021Mises Media
Let us begin with what CBDCs definitely are not: they are not a new kind of cryptocurrency akin to bitcoin.
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California Voters Defeated Affirmative Action and the Left Was Very Surprised

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

12/30/2020Mises Media
Ideally, political elites would like nothing more than state-sponsored ethnic conflict. Having multiple groups pitted against each other in petty political squabbles makes effective opposition against the managerial class virtually impossible.
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