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The Rise and Fall of Good Money: A Tale of the Market and the State

Money and BanksGold Standard

11 hours agoMises Media
Once upon a time, the USA had sound, reliable money. Then, a small group of "really intelligent" people decided to "improve" it. We know the rest of the story.
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe on For a New Liberty at 50

Book ReviewsLibertarianismPhilosophy

01/30/2023Mises Media
No one will read For a New Liberty and not see the world with very different eyes afterward.
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Don't Call It Capitalism: The Fed's $8 Trillion Hoard of Financial Assets

CapitalismThe FedMoney and Banks

01/29/2023Mises Media
Now would be a great time to stop pretending that the financial sector is "free market" or that price inflation and cost-of-living surges are somehow all the fault of "capitalism."
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The State Will Always Set the Rules in Its Favor

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

01/28/2023Mises Media
Remember Lady Justice, who wears a blindfold and holds the scales? She is a state creation, too, and when it comes to state wrongdoing, her thumb holds the scales down.
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The Fed Is a Purely Political Institution, and It's Definitely Not a Bank.

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. History

01/28/2023Mises Media
The Federal Reserve is no more "private" than the Environmental Protection Agency, and through its special government status, the Fed inflicts many economic crimes on regular people.
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The Italian City-Republics Were the Manhattan of the Twelfth Century

DemocracyEconomic FreedomWorld History

01/27/2023Mises Media
The move from feudalism to the relatively free capitalist societies occurred slowly, beginning with the emergence of the city-states in Italy in Medieval Europe.
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Political Salvation Is Slow Suicide

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism

01/27/2023Mises Media
For all of the political "reforms" being tossed about, the truth is that government is slowly strangling the life out of our society.
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Biden Is Lying about the Jobs Data

Media and CulturePoliticsUnemploymentU.S. Economy

01/26/2023Mises Media
It's only a good time to be a worker in America if one confuses falling real wages and falling full-time employment with robust employment conditions.
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America, Brazil, and the Illegitimacy of Weaponized Democracy

DemocracyLegal SystemStrategy

01/26/2023Mises Media
The similar challenges facing America and Brazil, including concerns about the state of their democracies, is worthy of exploration, as is the global response to the protest and what that response means for those opposed to the current “neoliberal” international order.
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The Chimera of a Postpandemic Postwar Return to Monetary Normal

The FedInflationMonetary Policy

01/25/2023Mises Media
Government and monetary authorities claim that the worst of the postcovid lockdown disruptions are past and a "return to normal" is just around the corner. It will be a very long corner.
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