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Taxing the Wealthy: A Tale of Two State Propositions

Economic PolicyFree MarketsTaxes and Spending

12/07/2022Mises Media
Massachusetts voters approved yet another tax hike for high-income residents, while California voters rejected a similar proposition. The current tax fever does not bode well for economic growth.
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College Loans and Hazlitt's Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation

12/07/2022Mises Media
Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.
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It's Not Discrimination, Even When the Government Claims Otherwise

Free MarketsProgressivism

12/06/2022Mises Media
Governments are demanding there be "proportional" representation of women in professions that women historically have avoided. Those efforts will be unsuccessful.
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How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life

Media and CultureU.S. History

12/06/2022Mises Media
For families and friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year, many will assemble in a room called the "dining room." This is a modern luxury made possible by the bourgeois merchants of old.
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Who Pays Wealth Tax: The Rich or the Poor?

CapitalismLabor and WagesTaxes and Spending

12/05/2022Mises Media
Spain's government is attempting to levy a wealth tax ostensibly to be "in solidarity with the poor." Because wealth taxes ultimately help lower real wages, there will be more poor people to share in the "solidarity."
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The Fed Is Not "a Good Idea that Became Corrupt": It Always Was Corrupt

The FedProgressivismU.S. History

12/05/2022Mises Media
It is easy to think of the Fed as a good institution that simply lost its way. In truth, it was a bad idea and a bad institution from its beginning.
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As Easy Money Crashes, the Political and Legal Effects Appear

Financial MarketsInflationMedia and Culture

12/04/2022Mises Media
As inflation ravages the economy, easy money is disappearing, with political and legal consequences to follow.
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Why Did Trussonomics Fail So Quickly?

Big GovernmentEconomic Policy

12/03/2022Mises Media
Liz Truss sought to be another Margaret Thatcher, but her ballyhooed budget numbers did not add up.
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After Years of "Stimulus" Come Surging Debt and Falling Wages

Economic PolicyThe FedU.S. History

12/03/2022Mises Media
For all the positive talk, Americans are piling on more debt just as real wages are falling, job losses are mounting, and debt costs are rising. Thanks, Fed!
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Can a Deeply Unserious America Fix Its Economy?

Big GovernmentCentral BanksBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

12/02/2022Mises Media
A serious political discussion at the federal level would center on structural problems of war and peace, debt and the dollar, and entitlements. But America in 2022 is a deeply unserious country.
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