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Bans on "Assault" Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Free MarketsLawProtectionism and Free TradeThe Police State

11/30/2022Mises Media
Biden wants to roll out yet another "assault" weapons ban. Supporters claim it will reduce crime, but it will do no such thing.
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Black Hole or Shock Absorber: How Does a Free-Market Economy Respond to Crises?

The FedInflationBusiness Cycles

11/02/2022Mises Media
As the inevitable economic downturn becomes more evident, the Fed will attempt to stop deflation. But what this economy needs is a good dose of it.
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Biggar Thy Neighbor

PaternalismWar and Foreign Policy

10/05/2022Mises Media
Is there a case for an American empire? Professor Nigel Biggar of Oxford University believes so, but David Gordon sets him straight.
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By Compensating Slave Owners, Great Britain Negotiated a Peaceful End to Slavery

DemocracyLawProperty RightsWorld History

09/15/2022Mises Media
By compensating slave owners for the abolition of slavery, Great Britain ended the scourge of chattel slavery long before it was ended in the Americas.
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Biden Declares "MAGA Republicans" Enemies of the State

Big GovernmentDemocracyLawLegal SystemProgressivism

09/11/2022Mises Media
The optics of the event were likely the idea of a proud Biden staffer leaning into the “Dark Brandon” aesthetic that has become popular among regime loyalists on Twitter. To Americans outside of this Very Online echo chamber, the imagery drew connotations of sinister authoritarian regimes.
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Blame the Fed for Both the Inflationary Boom and the Inevitable Bust

The FedMoney and Banks

09/09/2022Mises Media
Powell isn't a villain for pulling his foot off the money-creation accelerator a little. No, Powell's villainy stems from his role in helping create the boom in the first place.
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Biden's Student Loan Scheme Benefits the Ruling Class (Again)

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyTaxes and Spending

09/02/2022Mises Media
With a declaration of a fake crisis and twisting an obscure law, President Joe Biden has invoked a massive wealth transfer that benefits the most privileged people in our society.
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Back to the Future: Progressives Imagine the Good Old Days of Price Controls

Big GovernmentThe FedPrice ControlsTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

07/04/2022Mises Media
Inflation is raging and progressives want action. What kind of action? They want to return to the 1970s regime of price controls.
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Bastiat Predicted the Baby Formula Crisis 170 Years before It Happened

The FedGlobal EconomyHealthInflationU.S. Economy

06/12/2022Mises Media
Although Biden presented the formula shortage as caused by "forces" outside the USA, the shortage is homegrown. Bastiat could have explained why.
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Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

HealthU.S. Economy

05/19/2022Mises Media
With the shortage have come the usual half-baked bromides about "evil corporations" and how they aren't regulated enough. The real fault lies with welfare statists, Trump-style protectionists, and the FDA.
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