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No Surprise: Wall Street Wants to Raise the Target Inflation Rate above 2 Percent

InflationMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

12/28/2022Mises Media
Twenty-six years ago, the debate was over whether or not the target inflation rate should be raised from zero to 2 percent. Now we're being told it should be 4 or 6 percent.
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Money Laundering: Another Noncrime Pursued by Criminal Authorities

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police State

12/23/2022Mises Media
Money laundering is illegal in the USA, but like so many other federal crimes, it is difficult to identify and define. That is the perfect recipe for government abuse of innocent people.
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The Reichsbank: Germany's Central Bank Lays Foundation of Monetary Disaster

Central BanksInflationMoney and BanksWorld History

12/23/2022Mises Media
Long before there was the infamous German inflation of 1923, the Reichsbank created the scenario of monetary debasement.
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Why Investors Are Obsessed with the Fed "Pivot"

The FedMoney and Banks

12/22/2022Mises Media
Investors should not care whether the Fed pivots or not if they analyze investment opportunities based on fundamentals and not on monetary laughing gas.
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Leviathan Devours Free Range Entrepreneurs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLawProtectionism and Free Trade

12/22/2022Mises Media
In the name of "protecting workers," progressive legislators put people out of work. For their own good, of course.
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The "Barbarous Relic" Helped Enable a World More Civilized than Today's

The FedKeynesMonetary PolicyGold Standard

12/21/2022Mises Media
John Maynard Keynes derided gold-based money as a "barbarous relic," yet it was gold that enabled a long regime of honest money -- and the advance of civilization.
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Capitalism Does Not Create Social Inequality

Economic PolicyFree MarketsLiberalism

12/21/2022Mises Media
Critics of capitalism claim that it is responsible for creating inequality in society. Yet the precapitalist societies enforced inequality in a rigid social structure.
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The Corporate Fairy Tale Is Dying as Economic Reality Sets In

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

12/20/2022Mises Media
For nearly two decades, business, academic, and political elites have spread the fiction that central banks can engineer prosperity by printing more money. Markets now are discrediting that fairy tale.
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The World Needs More Energy and Less Energy Regulation

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsLaw

12/20/2022Mises Media
Energy production in the USA and elsewhere is in trouble because of government control. We need more energy and less regulation.
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Teaching Critical Race Theory Isn't Education; It's Indoctrination

ProgressivismStrategy

12/19/2022Mises Media
The more we understand critical race theory, the more we understand that it is not compatible with a free society.
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