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In the Red: The Federal Reserve’s Portfolio Joins the Rest of the Market

The FedInflationU.S. Economy

11/25/2022Mises Media
The Federal Reserve has not only mismanaged the US economy; even its own "portfolio" is underwater.
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The REAL Solution to the Coming Economic Crisis

Economic PolicyThe FedFree Markets

11/25/2022Mises Media
As the economy moves into recession, we should understand how we got there and what is needed to bring about a quick and lasting recovery.
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Free Markets DO Work in Developing Countries

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyPovertyWorld History

11/24/2022Mises Media
The standard line from progressives is that free markets usually fail in developing countries. The economic numbers tell a much different story.
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The Great Gold Robbery of 1933

The FedGold StandardInterventionism

11/24/2022Mises Daily Articles
The Act gave the secretary of the Treasury the power to require all individuals and corporations to hand over all their gold coin, gold bullion, or gold certificates if in his judgment "such action is necessary to protect the currency system of the United States."
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Individual Time Preferences, Not the Central Bank, Determine Real Interest Rates

Central BanksThe FedInflationU.S. Economy

11/23/2022Mises Media
The Fed's predictable response to inflation is based on erroneous economic thinking common with Keynesians. Only a free-market approach can reduce inflation and restore true market interest rates.
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World War I: The Great War Was also the Great Enabler of Progressive Governance

The FedU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/23/2022Mises Media
Historians praise the US entry into World War I because it enabled an Allied victory. But it also led to the economic disasters of the 1920s and ’30s.
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What I Learned from my Grandfather about Money

Monetary PolicyU.S. History

11/22/2022Mises Media
The author recalls the 1922 peace dollar his grandfather gave him sixty years ago. Real money.
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Sports Betting and Spontaneous Order

Free MarketsHayek

11/22/2022Mises Media
One place a price system manifests itself is the sports betting markets. The results are surprisingly accurate.
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Joe Biden and the "Transformational" Presidency

DemocracyLawProgressivism

11/21/2022Mises Media
Historian Jon Meacham urges Joe Biden to be a "transformational" president in the way of FDR, but he forgets that Roosevelt put the "Great" in "Great Depression."
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Niebuhr, My God, to Thee

Book ReviewsEconomic FreedomSocialismWorld History

11/21/2022Mises Media
Lutheran theologian Reinhold Niebuhr attracted numerous followers in postwar America in part because of his attacks on the free market. Perhaps he should have read Mises.
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