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Rothbard’s Button Doesn’t Exist, but It Needs to Be Invented

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomEuropeThe Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

05/26/2023Mises Media
In 1948, Ludwig Erhardt rescued a German economy that was in shambles simply by invoking free markets and currency reform. Our economy needs its Rothbard moment.
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Rothbard Was Right: Wars Don't Enhance Freedom. They Destroy Liberty.

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

05/13/2023Mises Media
We hear ad nauseum from political and media elites that the war in Ukraine is about preserving "our freedoms." Murray Rothbard had something to say about this sophistry.
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Role Reversal: The Collapse of the Dollar-Enforced Empire

The FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History

04/24/2023Mises Media
A generation ago, the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR collapsed. Today, US monetary authorities are bringing down our own country.
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Reparations Are a Statist Cudgel for Bludgeoning Property Owners

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsU.S. History

03/23/2023Mises Media
San Francisco, as well as the government of California, is calling for millions in "reparations" for black people in that state. Reparations, unfortunately, are fast becoming another anti-property-owner racket.
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Ready for Retirement? Fewer and Fewer Americans Are Saving for That Time

InflationMoney and BanksPoverty

03/17/2023Mises Media
Because of inflation and a lack of a savings ethic, Americans are less prepared for retirement than ever. The numbers are discouraging.
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Readying the War State: Biden Recommits to Protectionism in the SOTU

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsPoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade

03/10/2023Mises Media
President Biden's call for more protectionism isn't aimed improving the US economy. Instead, it is about creating a war-footing autarky.
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Roald Dahl and James Bond Books Are Getting Woke Rewrites. Copyright Law Ensures You Can't Stop Them.

LawMedia and CultureProgressivismU.S. History

03/06/2023Mises Media
Thanks to copyright laws, the estate of Roald Dahl can not only rewrite his books, but can also essentially outlaw the old versions. Only books in the public domain are safe from this.
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Remember the Alamo! Moses Rose's Last Stand

Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsEntrepreneurship

02/28/2023Mises Media
In the name of "economic development," San Antonio's government is seeking to seize a thriving business near the Alamo.
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Raise the Social Security Age to (at Least) 75

Monetary PolicyPoliticsSocialismU.S. Economy

02/08/2023Mises Media
As life expectancy has risen, so have runaway costs. Raising the age won't make Social Security just, prudent, or wise. But cutting federal spending is always the right thing to do.
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Real Wages Fall for the Twenty-First Month as Rent and Food Prices Keep Rising

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

01/24/2023Mises Media
The Federal Reserve has yet to get price increases anywhere near its own arbitrary 2 percent goal, but a mild slowing in growth rates has Biden claiming that price inflation is "falling."
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