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You Don’t Like It? Leave! The Telling Sophistry of Tax Apologists

Big GovernmentDemocracyTaxes and Spending

05/19/2023Mises Media
Contrary to the worldview of progressives, taxation and the coercion it brings are not part of a "social contract." Instead, they are implemented by force.
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Yes, the Latest Bank Bailout Is Really a Bailout, and You Are Paying for It.

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

03/21/2023Mises Media
The Fed is launching a new billionaire bailout designed to keep banks afloat, and the FDIC is promising to back potentially trillions in deposits. The taxpayer will ultimately be on the hook.
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Yearning for Beauty in the Truth of Economic Thinking

Economic FreedomStrategyAustrian Economics Overview

03/17/2023Mises Media
Those adhering to Austrian Economic thinking see the beauty in concepts coming together and providing a way to truthfully assess human action.
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Yes, the US Government Has Defaulted Before

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

02/21/2023Mises Media
While the 1979 default was relatively small, the 1934 default affected millions of Americans who had bought Liberty Bonds mistakenly thinking the government would make good on its promises.
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You Think the Global Economy Is Brightening? Beware: The Big Hit Is Yet to Come

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy

02/11/2023Mises Media
While President Joe Biden's White House continues to give happy talk about the economy, some major economic storm clouds are brewing. The future does not look good.
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Yes, the Minimum Wage Harms the Economy

Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

02/06/2023Mises Media
The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.
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Yes, Virginia, There IS a Deep State—and It Is Worse than You Think

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. History

01/25/2023Mises Media
We like to think of the "deep state" as a conspiratorial entity. In reality, the term describes much of what the federal government does in broad daylight.
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You've Got to Be Kidding: Professor Demands Animals Stop Eating Each Other


01/04/2023Mises Media
University of Chicago professor Martha C. Nussbaum wants to save the world by preventing animals from eating each other in the wild. David Gordon (after pulling himself off the floor) comments on her proposal.
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You Don’t Know What’s Good for You

Property RightsThe Police State

11/11/2022Mises Media
While personal autonomy is a major topic of conversation, for Rothbard the most important thing is liberty, and liberty and automony are not always the same.
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Yes, Precolonial Africa Had Technology and Economic Life before Colonialism

The EntrepreneurWorld History

08/19/2022Mises Media
Like all other places, Africa has a more nuanced history than what people previously have believed. The continent was not devoid of technology before the advent of colonialism, as there were pockets of inventiveness and small-scale manufacturing.
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