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Gold as Natural Money

Central BanksWorld HistoryGold Standard

10/24/2022Mises Media
Gold historically has not been money by government fiat. Instead, gold has been the natural choice of people for money, something governments cannot undo (despite its best efforts).
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Genuine Recovery Is Up to Investors, Producers, and Consumer Choice

Booms and BustsFree Markets

10/04/2022Mises Media
Recovery is genuine only when it reaches the masses of individuals. And recovery comes only from the actions of individuals acting in a free market.
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Germany's (and Europe's) Self-Inflicted Upcoming Energy Crunch

Global EconomyStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

09/28/2022Mises Media
At the urging of the United States, Germany and other European governments have levied sanctions against Russia. In reality, these governments have levied sanctions against themselves and their citizens.
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Germany's Nuclear Choice: Russian Energy Crisis Forces a Reckoning

Economic FreedomThe EnvironmentProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

08/29/2022Mises Media
Not long ago, Germany's politicians were proudly phasing out nuclear power. Facing a harsh winter without Russian natural gas, the atom suddenly seems like a good alternative.
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Germany Can Save Itself, and Possibly the World, by Abandoning Four Failed Policies

Economic PolicyGlobal EconomyMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

08/17/2022Mises Media
Germany's foray into green energy is turning out to be a disaster, but abandoning the green utopia is only the first stage for that country. It is time to put common sense and sound economics at the forefront of German policy making.
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Green Myths and Hard Realities: Sri Lanka as a Warning

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomySocialismStrategy

08/11/2022Mises Media
While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.
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GDP Provides a False Reading of the State of the Economy

Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyThe FedBusiness Cycles

08/02/2022Mises Media
Most economists see GDP as a snapshot of the performance of the economy. However, it is better understood as a misleading statistic which fails to accurately describe what really is happening economically.
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Garet Garrett: muy delante de las trincheras

BiographiesFree MarketsU.S. History

08/01/2022Mises Daily Articles
Garrett quería que su gobierno se ocupara de sus propios asuntos. Esto se debe a que quería que los americanos pudieran ocuparse de sus propios asuntos sin tener que pagar impuestos, ser reclutados o morir por causas ajenas.
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Garet Garrett: Far Forward of the Trenches

BiographiesFree MarketsU.S. History

08/01/2022Mises Daily Articles
Garrett wanted his government to mind its own business. This is because he wanted Americans to be able to mind their own business without being taxed, conscripted, or killed in other people's causes.
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Generalissimo Washington: How He Crushed the Spirit of Liberty

BiographiesU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/11/2022Mises Daily Articles
Washington set out to transform a people's army, uniquely suited for a libertarian revolution, into another orthodox and despotically ruled statist force after the familiar European model.
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