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Central Banks Are Creating the Return of Mugabenomics

Central BanksInflationMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksWorld History

04/07/2023Mises Media
Robert Mugabe, once president for life of Zimbabwe, became infamous for hyperinflation and political repression. Today, he is becoming the patron saint of central banking.
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Climate Activism: The Second Children’s Crusade

The EnvironmentProgressivismWorld History

04/01/2023Mises 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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China's Emerging Global Leadership Isn't Just the Result of Subsidies: Entrepreneurship Still Matters in This Market

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismThe EntrepreneurFree Markets

03/04/2023Mises Media
It is easy to dismiss Chinese advancements in electric vehicles as the result of government subsidies, but private entrepreneurship also is playing a major role.
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Capitalism Has Improved Life in India, but the Spirit of Collectivism Still Dominates

Economic PolicySocialismEntrepreneurship

02/27/2023Mises Media
In 1991, India's political leaders moved away from socialism, embracing markets and improving the economy. But Indian elites continue to push socialism to the detriment of the people.
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Covid-19: Will the Political and Health Scandals Erupt into the Public Light?

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsProgressivismThe Police State

02/27/2023Mises Media
Three years after the covid virus hit the world, we are just starting to take a hard look at the damage caused by the covid restrictions. The "experts" not only were wrong; they were scandalously wrong.
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Concentrate Where the Murders Are Concentrated

Media and CultureProgressivism

02/09/2023Mises Media
Progressives like to claim that "America" has a "gun violence problem." However, the "gun violence problem" happens to exist in places where progressives dominate the government.
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Central Banks Turn to Gold as Losses Mount

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

02/04/2023Mises Media
The only reason central banks buy gold is to protect their balance sheets from their own monetary destruction programs; they have no choice but to do so.
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Corporate Welfare for Farmers Is Swell until It's Not: The Case of Arizona Reservoirs

The FedU.S. HistoryInterventionism

02/02/2023Mises Media
What at first seem like gifts from the state (handouts for some at the expense of others) lead to unfortunate events that cannot be stopped once begun.
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Can Increases in the Supply of Gold Lead to Boom-Bust Cycles?

Booms and BustsInflationBusiness CyclesGold Standard

01/21/2023Mises Media
While an increase in the supply of gold money would lead to higher consumer prices, such increases in the gold supply do not lead to boom-bust cycles.
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Central Bankers Are Poor Archers: The Problems and Failures of Inflation Targeting and Price Stability

Central BanksThe FedInflation

01/14/2023Mises Media
Central bankers follow inflation "target" in their pursuit of "price stability." Not surprisingly, they usually miss their targets -- quite badly -- and we now are living one of those moments.
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