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Why Fractional Reserve Banking Is behind Bank Failures

Central BanksMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

3 hours agoMises Media
Suppose an addict had the ability to magically create, ex nihilo, his own stimulating drug, as fractional reserve banks can do with money and credit. Would you expect moderation?
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Climate Activism: The Second Children’s Crusade

The EnvironmentProgressivismWorld History

9 hours agoMises Media
The "first" Children's Crusade of 1212 ended in tragedy for those taking part. The "second" crusade is not going to produce any happy endings, either.
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How Politicians Use Regulations to Deflect Blame

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsProgressivism

03/31/2023Mises Media
Thanks to their adoring media, politicians create crises and then blame businesses for them. And the political "solutions" are worse than the original problems.
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The Outbreak of World War I: A Libertarian Realist Rebuttal

DemocracyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

03/31/2023Mises Media
One excuse that political elites give when they drag nations into war is that the conflict was "inevitable" or "unavoidable." Ralph Raico knew better.
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Does Cost Cutting Undermine Economic Growth?

Booms and BustsCentral BanksMonetary Policy

03/30/2023Mises Media
Keynesian economists claim that cutting costs in a business slowdown is counterproductive. As usual, the Keynesians have it backward.
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The Last Lie Government Will Ever Tell

DemocracyProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

03/30/2023Mises Media
Western governments seem to relish a clash with Russia, despite the specter of nuclear war. If so, it will be a conflict built on government lies.
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Democracy Created Canada’s Lethal Healthcare System

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawProgressivismSocialism

03/29/2023Mises Media
Canadian politicians tout their healthcare system as morally superior to private medicine. There is nothing moral about relegating thousands of people to death each year for lack of medical care.
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Karl Marx Was Not an Economist

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

03/29/2023Mises Media
Karl Marx may have been a philosopher or just someone with an opinion. He was not, however, an economist.
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Did Colonialism Impoverish Africa and Asia? Perhaps Not

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

03/28/2023Mises Media
Decolonization is a popular academic and media buzzword. But is colonialism actually responsible for poverty in developing countries? This question deserves an honest answer.
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American Dissident: The Legacy of Murray Rothbard

HealthLibertarianismThe Police StateHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/28/2023Mises Media
Murray Rothbard was an elite economist, historian, and avowed enemy of the state. His legacy lives on nearly three decades after his untimely passing.
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