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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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No, the Financial Crisis Is Not Over

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

04/28/2023Mises Media
As markets settle down after the last set of bank failures, political elites claim the crisis is behind us. But it is not over, not by a long shot.
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No, We Don't Need More Nuclear Weapons

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

03/27/2023Mises Media
Advocates for more military spending tell us the taxpayer must pay to expand the US's nuclear arsenal. Because of China. In truth, the US's arsenal is in no danger of not "keeping up."
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Nonmeasure for Nonmeasure

DemocracyLibertarianismLiberalismProtectionism and Free Trade

03/23/2023Mises Media
How do people in a pluralistic society live peacefully with each other? In his review of Kenneth McIntyre's book, David Gordon points to negative liberty as the best way to preserve values.
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Notes from the Digital Gulag

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CulturePolitics

01/05/2023Mises Media
Remember those dystopian futuristic films in which the evil people try to electronically erase the heroes? Social media companies are trying to recreate that scenario.
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No Surprise: Wall Street Wants to Raise the Target Inflation Rate above 2 Percent

InflationMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

12/28/2022Mises Media
Twenty-six years ago, the debate was over whether or not the target inflation rate should be raised from zero to 2 percent. Now we're being told it should be 4 or 6 percent.
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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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Nationality and Statelessness: The Kuwaiti Bidoon

AntipoliticsDecentralization and SecessionThe Police State

11/18/2022Mises Media
All too often, people equate their nationality with a particular state. Yet, as Mises noted, nationality does not depend at all upon a formal entity tied to a government.
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No, Ordinary Russians Are Not Responsible for the Crimes of the Russian Regime

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

10/08/2022Mises Media
In wartime, politicians frequently attempt to claim that all the citizens of foreign states are guilty of all the crimes their regimes commit. This is a modern invention, and a barbaric one.
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New York City Subways: The Woes of Socialist Enterprises

Booms and BustsBureaucracy and RegulationFinancial MarketsU.S. Economy

09/09/2022Mises Media
New York City’s subways have become a nightmare, with rampant crime, delays, derailments, and poorly capitalized. This is a gift from "backdoor socialism."
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