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How the Business Cycle Happens

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

08/15/2023Mises Daily Articles
Study of business cycles must be based upon a satisfactory cycle theory. Gazing at sheaves of statistics without "pre-judgment" is futile.
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How Capitalism Redefined Masculine Virtue

Media and CultureU.S. History

06/21/2023Mises Media
In the preindustrial world, aggression and physical domination were often labeled as "masculine" virtues. The rise of the cooperative market economy changed all that.
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Higher Corporate Profit Margins Aren't Causing Inflation

Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyInflation

06/10/2023Mises Media
The usual suspects such as Robert Reich claim that corporate profits are causing inflation. Actually, increases in corporate profits are tied to increases in inflation.
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How the Dollar Became the World's Top Global Currency

Money and BanksWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

05/18/2023Mises Media
The dollar became the dominant global currency not so much because of its own merits, but because of the self-destruction of the pound sterling caused by the British state and central bank.
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How Greening the Economy Will Destroy America

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentMedia and CulturePolitics

05/18/2023Mises Media
We’re supposed to go along with Green Energy schemes—as we did with masks, school lockdowns, and vaccinations to stop covid—because our government, media, and “public interest” groups insist that we “follow the science.”
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How to Teach Austrian Economics to the Neighbor Kids

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurLabor and WagesEntrepreneurship

05/16/2023Mises Media
Austrian economics is not dry theory. It helps us make sense of our world and shows that exchange and production have a place in our moral universe.
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Historical Effects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

U.S. HistoryWorld History

05/16/2023Mises Media
While the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade have been well documented, people other than slave traders and slaveholders benefitted from it, with some surprising results.
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How the Woke Left Is Destroying Education

Bureaucracy and RegulationEducationProgressivismWorld History

05/01/2023Mises Media
Adherents of leftist dogma increasingly push the notion that teachers should be permitted to distract, confuse, or influence their students by discussing their personal beliefs, ideas, and private activities and choices in the classroom.
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How Australia and New Zealand Helped Provoke and Escalate the First World War

PoliticsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

04/26/2023Mises Media
Most Western historians claim that World War I came about because of aggression from Germany and Austria-Hungary. However, Great Britain and its ANZAC allies were not innocent bystanders.
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How the Fed Rules and Inflates

The FedFree MarketsInterventionism

04/22/2023Mises Daily Articles
The role of commercial banks in money creation is made more clear by the fact the Fed is primarily interested in creating demand deposits rather than cash. This creates a larger foundation on which commercial banks can pyramid a multiple creation of bank deposits, or "checkbook money."
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