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The Fed Is Finally Seeing the Magnitude of the Mess It Created

The FedInflationMoney and Banks

09/30/2022Mises Media
The Fed's entire "strategy" can be summed up as "hike 'til it breaks, cut 'til it inflates." That's the best all those PhDs at the Fed have managed to come up with.
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The "Stunning Success" of the Green Revolution Is Yet Another Progressive Myth

Economic PolicyProgressivismSocialism

09/28/2022Mises Media
An enduring progressive myth is that thanks to Western technologies and compassionate NGOs, American agricultural scientists saved the developing world via the Green Revolution. Not surprisingly, the truth is found elsewhere.
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The Pandemic Is "Over," but the Feds Aren't Giving Up Their Emergency Powers

U.S. History

09/27/2022Mises Media
Joe Biden says the pandemic is over in an attempt to get a few more votes. But the administration certainly isn't acting like the "pandemic is over" in terms of actual policy.
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The Other Immigration Question: Should People from Wealthy Countries Migrate to Poorer Ones?

Free MarketsImmigrationStrategy

09/26/2022Mises Media
While people from poor countries seek to live in places like the USA because of its stable institutions and welfare state, could migration of people from stable countries to less-developed ones make those countries better off?
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The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention

Cronyism and CorporatismInflationTaxes and Spending

09/24/2022Mises Media
One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.
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The Idea of Liberty Is Western

Free MarketsMedia and CultureHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

09/22/2022Mises Daily Articles
"The East lacked the primordial thing, the idea of freedom from the state. The East never raised the banner of freedom."
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The Enclosure Movement and the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions

Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyFree Markets

09/20/2022Mises Media
While historians paint the enclosure movement in negative terms, it actually played an important role in developing agricultural entrepreneurship.
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The Fed Is Wrong to Make Policies Based upon the Phillips Curve

The FedInflationUnemployment

09/19/2022Mises Media
Adherents of the famous Phillips curve believe there is a permanent tradeoff between inflation and unemployment. This is mistaken.
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Throwing the Fed's Machinery in Reverse: Fed Interest Rate Policies Continue to Damage the Economy

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflationU.S. Economy

09/14/2022Mises Media
The Fed’s tampering with market signals undermines the process of wealth generation, thereby exerting an upward pressure on the time preference interest rate and the market interest rate.
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The False Benefit of Less Land Use for Agriculture

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

09/14/2022Mises Media
Even as population has grown, increasing the intensive margin for agriculture has led to increased food production. This may not necessarily be a good thing.
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