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Renewables and EVs in the Grip of Lesseps Syndrome

SocialismStrategyU.S. Economy

3 hours agoMises Media
The so-called green energy strategy is no strategy at all. Instead, it is an attempt to cripple the energy industries in vain hopes that renewables will magically cover the energy shortfall.
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Deflation Is Not a Problem: Reversing It Is

Central BanksInflationKeynesU.S. Economy

9 hours agoMises Media
Keynesian economists claim that deflation is as bad or worse than inflation. But deflation not only reverses inflation's bad effects but also allows new wealth creation.
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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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Money Supply Growth in October Fell to a 39-Month Low. A Recession Is Now Almost Guaranteed.

The FedInflationU.S. Economy

12/08/2022Mises Media
Money supply growth slowed even more in October, and is now back to levels we last saw during the repo liquidity crunch of 2019, and in the days right before the 2007–09 recession.
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Taxing the Wealthy: A Tale of Two State Propositions

Economic PolicyFree MarketsTaxes and Spending

12/07/2022Mises Media
Massachusetts voters approved yet another tax hike for high-income residents, while California voters rejected a similar proposition. The current tax fever does not bode well for economic growth.
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College Loans and Hazlitt's Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation

12/07/2022Mises Media
Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.
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It's Not Discrimination, Even When the Government Claims Otherwise

Free MarketsProgressivism

12/06/2022Mises Media
Governments are demanding there be "proportional" representation of women in professions that women historically have avoided. Those efforts will be unsuccessful.
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How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life

Media and CultureU.S. History

12/06/2022Mises Media
For families and friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year, many will assemble in a room called the "dining room." This is a modern luxury made possible by the bourgeois merchants of old.
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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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The Fed Is Not "a Good Idea that Became Corrupt": It Always Was Corrupt

The FedProgressivismU.S. History

12/05/2022Mises Media
It is easy to think of the Fed as a good institution that simply lost its way. In truth, it was a bad idea and a bad institution from its beginning.
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