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Why Are So Many Men Leaving the Workforce?

Media and CultureUnemploymentU.S. Economy

01/23/2023Mises Media
Economic factors are only some of the reasons why men are leaving the workforce. The decline of marriage has also lowered the supply of workers by lessening incentives for workers.
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Why Economic Stimulus Can't Work

Booms and BustsInflationKeynes

01/18/2023Mises Media
Keynesian economists fantasize that a market economy cannot "gain traction" without "stimulus" schemes from the government. In the end, the only thing stimulated are inflation and recession.
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When It Comes to National Prosperity, Don't Forget the Culture

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurProtectionism and Free Trade

01/17/2023Mises Media
Progressives claim that poor nations are that way because wealthy nations exploit them through the capitalist system. Cultural institutions, it turns out, are the most important indicators of wealth and poverty.
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Woke Egalitarianism and the Elites

DemocracyEducationProgressivism

01/08/2023Mises Media
Modern progressives are not "reformers." Instead, as Murray Rothbard wrote, the progressive method is to seize control of the state and impose their own agenda on everyone.
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Woodrow Wilson's Christmas Grift of 1913

Central BanksCronyism and CorporatismThe FedInflationProgressivismU.S. History

01/05/2023Mises Media
Two days before Christmas, 1913, the infamous "creature from Jekyll Island," the Federal Reserve System, was birthed into our body politic. It has been devouring the economy ever since.
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Why Investors Are Obsessed with the Fed "Pivot"

The FedMoney and Banks

12/22/2022Mises Media
Investors should not care whether the Fed pivots or not if they analyze investment opportunities based on fundamentals and not on monetary laughing gas.
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Who Has Better Ethics, the Social Security System or Bernie Madoff?

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomU.S. Economy

12/08/2022Mises Media
Nearly everyone has heard of Bernie Madoff and rightly associates his name with financial fraud. Yet, the Social Security system is built on a Ponzi scheme similar to what Madoff created.
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Who Pays Wealth Tax: The Rich or the Poor?

CapitalismLabor and WagesTaxes and Spending

12/05/2022Mises Media
Spain's government is attempting to levy a wealth tax ostensibly to be "in solidarity with the poor." Because wealth taxes ultimately help lower real wages, there will be more poor people to share in the "solidarity."
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Why Did Trussonomics Fail So Quickly?

Big GovernmentEconomic Policy

12/03/2022Mises Media
Liz Truss sought to be another Margaret Thatcher, but her ballyhooed budget numbers did not add up.
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Will Global Rate Hikes Set Off a Global Debt Bomb?

Central BanksFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

11/28/2022Mises Media
All of the excess of unproductive debt issued during the period of complacency will exacerbate the problem in 2023 and 2024.
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