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Rise of the Effete Authoritarians

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivismThe Police State

06/19/2023Mises Media
Political leaders of the so-called liberal Western regimes are engaging in authoritarian tactics to quell legitimate dissent. But leftists who riot and burn get a free pass.
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Republicans Fail on the Debt Ceiling in 2023

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/15/2023Mises Media
Despite "concerns" about increasing federal debt, in the end Republican legislators have gone along with whatever the ruling elites want. The Limit, Save and Grow Act of 2023 is more of the same.
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Review: Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier

SocialismWorld History

06/12/2023Mises Media
While George Orwell wrote magnificently against totalitarianism, his attempt to defend socialism in The Road to Wigan Pier stumbled badly.
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Rothbard’s Button Doesn’t Exist, but It Needs to Be Invented

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomEuropeThe Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

05/26/2023Mises Media
In 1948, Ludwig Erhardt rescued a German economy that was in shambles simply by invoking free markets and currency reform. Our economy needs its Rothbard moment.
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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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Role Reversal: The Collapse of the Dollar-Enforced Empire

The FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History

04/24/2023Mises Media
A generation ago, the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR collapsed. Today, US monetary authorities are bringing down our own country.
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Reparations Are a Statist Cudgel for Bludgeoning Property Owners

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsU.S. History

03/23/2023Mises Media
San Francisco, as well as the government of California, is calling for millions in "reparations" for black people in that state. Reparations, unfortunately, are fast becoming another anti-property-owner racket.
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Ready for Retirement? Fewer and Fewer Americans Are Saving for That Time

InflationMoney and BanksPoverty

03/17/2023Mises Media
Because of inflation and a lack of a savings ethic, Americans are less prepared for retirement than ever. The numbers are discouraging.
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Readying the War State: Biden Recommits to Protectionism in the SOTU

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsPoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade

03/10/2023Mises Media
President Biden's call for more protectionism isn't aimed improving the US economy. Instead, it is about creating a war-footing autarky.
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Roald Dahl and James Bond Books Are Getting Woke Rewrites. Copyright Law Ensures You Can't Stop Them.

LawMedia and CultureProgressivismU.S. History

03/06/2023Mises Media
Thanks to copyright laws, the estate of Roald Dahl can not only rewrite his books, but can also essentially outlaw the old versions. Only books in the public domain are safe from this.
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