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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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Questioning the Military Necessity of Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japanese Cities

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

02/08/2023Mises Media
Americans often have defended the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as regrettable but necessary for ending World War II. The actual record tells us a much different story.
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The State Uses Trauma as a Weapon against Innocent People

HealthThe Police State

02/07/2023Mises Media
In its unending quest for power, the state has no problem traumatizing the innocent.
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Wholesale Price Inflation Is Slowing as Economy Worsens

Global EconomyInflationU.S. Economy

02/07/2023Mises Media
A recession looks more likely every day, and the latest sign of this is slowing price growth in producer prices. After all, price inflation usually slows as the economy weakens and consumers run out of easy money.
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European Shadow Unemployment Is a Real Problem

EuropeMoney and BanksUnemployment

02/06/2023Mises Media
There is an undeniable negative trend in European employment and wages that is a direct consequence of constantly increasing intervention in the economy.
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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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The New Rules of Engagement

DemocracyMedia and CulturePolitics

02/05/2023Mises Media
All people of goodwill have an obligation to fight the escalation of politics in American life.
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Producers Should Reject Calls to "Give Back"

Economic FreedomFree Markets

02/04/2023Mises Media
All too often we are told that government employment equals selflessness and working for profit constitutes greed. It's time to reassess the meaning of certain words.
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Central Banks Turn to Gold as Losses Mount

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

02/04/2023Mises Media
The only reason central banks buy gold is to protect their balance sheets from their own monetary destruction programs; they have no choice but to do so.
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They Won't Leave Us Alone: The Invasion of Politics

HayekU.S. Economy

02/03/2023Mises Media
Forget minding your own business. Ours is the age of invasive politics, demanding we take sides no matter how much we would like to be left alone.
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