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Neither Red nor Blue, but Free

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionMedia and Culture

05/13/2023Mises Media
The real issue we face is not whether we should be in the red tribe or the blue tribe, but rather what will be the constituency for freedom.
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Rothbard Was Right: Wars Don't Enhance Freedom. They Destroy Liberty.

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

05/13/2023Mises Media
We hear ad nauseum from political and media elites that the war in Ukraine is about preserving "our freedoms." Murray Rothbard had something to say about this sophistry.
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The Brutality of Slavery

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryInterventionism

05/13/2023Mises Daily Articles
In a slave system, threats of brutality underlay the whole relationship.
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ESG: Another Fraudulent Hustle That Progressive Elites Have Foisted on the Economy

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyPolitics

05/12/2023Mises Media
In their attempts to remake the economy, progressive elites are pushing ESG. What they forget is that the economy runs on real things, not ideology.
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Prices, Food, Employment: AI and Robotics Are for Regular Folks, Not Just the Elite

Economic FreedomMedia and CultureU.S. Economy

05/12/2023Mises Media
While politicians, media mavens, and the academic elite spread fear about artificial intelligence, AI is helping make life better for ordinary consumers.
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Should Local Municipalities Default on Their Debts? Seems Like a Good Idea

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

05/11/2023Mises Media
While most free market advocates are fixated on the national debt, they also should be looking at municipal debt over which taxpayers have no say. Maybe default is the answer.
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The Ukraine War Isn't about Democracy. It's about States Seeking More Power.

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentDemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

05/11/2023Mises Media
The fight between Russia and NATO is not about "democracy versus authoritarianism." Rather both the US and Russian states are doubling down because they are doing what states do: seeking power.
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Government Budget Deficits Cannot Stimulate True Economic Growth

Big GovernmentThe FedKeynesTaxes and Spending

05/10/2023Mises Media
A central tenet of Keynesian economics is that governments must run budget deficits to stimulate economic growth. But government spending actually shrinks the economy.
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Canada’s Legal Counterfeiting Ring Is a Product of Progressive Democracy

Central BanksDemocracyInflationMoney and BanksProgressivism

05/10/2023Mises Media
Canada created its central bank during the Great Depression, ostensibly to stabilize the currency and protect the banking system. Today, that system is falling apart, thanks to inflationary central bank policies.
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Are Libertarians Abandoning Free Trade?

LibertarianismPhilosophyPoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade

05/09/2023Mises Media
A bedrock of Austrian economics and libertarianism has been free trade. Unfortunately, some people who claim to value liberty no longer value unhampered exchange.
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