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Does Capitalism Itself Create Economic Instability or Is Central Banking the Culprit?

Booms and BustsCapitalismKeynes

09/25/2022Mises Media
Post-Keynesians believe that capitalism is internally unstable, leading to necessary intervention by the central bank. Austrians see that as backward reasoning, as policies by the central bank to create credit from nothing is the problem.
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Europe Ditched Russian Energy. Now People Are Sitting in Line For Days to Buy Coal. Is Biden to Blame?

Economic PolicyGlobal EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

09/24/2022Mises Media
Winter is approaching and Europeans are facing homes without heat, thanks to the US-led sanctions against Russia. Who will carry the blame when people freeze to death?
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The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention

Cronyism and CorporatismInflationTaxes and Spending

09/24/2022Mises Media
One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.
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Democracy and Liberty

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

09/24/2022Mises Daily Articles
It is generally accepted that a government can enslave the citizens—unless it is a democratic government. Mistake!
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Molinari Explains the Difference between Monarchy and Popular Government

World History

09/23/2022Mises Media
The rise of democracy blurred the lines between the regime and the people it exploits. This was less of a problem under monarchs, whose interests were clearly separate from the public's.
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Powell's Pivot to "Pain" but No Gain: Triggering the Coming Recession

Booms and BustsInflationStrategy

09/23/2022Mises Media
The Fed is slowly increasing interest rates in the hopes that the economy will experience a "soft landing." However, there is no way to soften the blows about to fall on the economy.
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Europeans Were Not the Only Slave Traders in Africa

World History

09/22/2022Mises Media
While the current political narratives claim that only Europeans were involved in the infamous transatlantic slave trade, the Africans themselves were also major players in directing and overseeing it.
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The Idea of Liberty Is Western

Free MarketsMedia and CultureHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

09/22/2022Mises Daily Articles
"The East lacked the primordial thing, the idea of freedom from the state. The East never raised the banner of freedom."
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Five Keys to Professional and Personal Development

09/22/2022Mises Media
Do these things to stand apart from your peers.
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How Do We Define Socialism? By What It Does—and Does Not—Do

CapitalismSocialismWorld History

09/21/2022Mises Media
The reality of socialism is that it politicizes life entirely. How that is supposed to improve quality of life remains a mystery.
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