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Individualism in the US Has Helped Make It an Economic Success

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurMedia and Culture

06/11/2023Mises Media
Individualism, while condemned in some cultures, has helped make this country economically successful. Will the influx of immigrants from cultures that devalue individualism reverse that success?
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In the Event of an Official US Bankruptcy

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

05/29/2023Mises Media
Economically speaking, the US government is bankrupt even if the government won’t admit what is obvious. But how would an actual bankruptcy proceeding go?
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Is There an Optimum Growth Rate of Money?

InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionismMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

05/26/2023Mises Media
Monetarists believe there is an optimum growth rate of money. However, a fiat money system itself is unstable, so there is no optimum growth rate.
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Is Social Justice Just? A Review

Media and CultureU.S. History

05/21/2023Mises Media
Modern Western culture is dominated by demands for "social justice." But how does one even define this term, and does social justice even produce justice in the end?
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It Hurts to Pay for Strained China-USA Relations

Big GovernmentU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

04/30/2023Mises Media
American politicians are beating war drums. They forget that bad relations are costly in many ways.
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It’s Not Paranoid to Worry about a Central Bank Digital Currency

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

04/27/2023Mises Media
Contrary to Krugman, DeSantis and others warning about a CBDC aren’t being paranoid: they are simply drawing the obvious conclusions from history.
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Invading Mexico in the Name of the Drug War Is a Really Bad Idea

The Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

04/25/2023Mises Media
Sen. Lindsey Graham recently called for US military intervention in Mexico to fight the drug cartels. Someone needs to remind him that Mexico is a sovereign country.
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If at First You Don't Secede . . .

PoliticsSecessionU.S. History

04/21/2023Mises Media
David Gordon explores how Abraham Lincoln's stated view on secession was fundamentally Hobbesian, cynical, and violent.
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Is It Real Money or Just Artifice?

Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

04/05/2023Mises Media
Money proper is not artifice. It is a physical "thing" of value, acquired through labor and emerging out of the needs of individuals, who through voluntary exchanges determine its value.
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Is the Fed Trying to Bail Out the World? Sure Looks Like It

Central BanksThe FedFinancial MarketsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

04/04/2023Mises Media
Like the arsonist who then heroically fights the fire he set, the Fed is increasing its efforts to bail out banks both at home and abroad. This does not end well.
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