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The Nationalities Question

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

04/18/2022Mises Daily Articles
There is, in short national liberation (good) versus national "imperialism" over other peoples (bad). Once we get over simplistic individualism, this distinction should not be difficult to grasp.
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Real Wages Fall Again as Inflation Surges and the Fed Plays the Blame Game

Labor and Wages

04/18/2022Mises Media
Money printing may bring rising wages, but it also brings rising prices for goods and services. And those increases are outpacing the wage increases.
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After More Than a Month of Fighting, Where Do Things Stand in the Russia-Ukraine War?

War and Foreign Policy

04/18/2022Mises Media
While the battlefield results are mixed, much of the action in the Russia-Ukraine war is happening beyond the warring countries.
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The Ancient Chinese Libertarian Tradition

04/15/2022Mises Daily Articles
The first libertarian intellectual, writes Murray Rothbard, was Lao-tzu, the founder of Taoism.
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Do "Inflationary Expectations" Cause Inflation? Contra Krugman, the Answer Is No

Central BanksThe FedInflationMoney Supply

04/15/2022Mises Media
Paul Krugman recently wrote that the reason we see high inflation is that people mistakenly believe inflation is in our future and act accordingly. This reasoning is false.
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Fetter the Radical

04/14/2022Mises Daily Articles
The hallmark of Frank A. Fetter's approach to economic theory was his "radicalism," writes Murray Rothbard.
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And Now for a Really Bad Response to Political Calamity: Autarky

Economic PolicyProtectionism and Free Trade

04/14/2022Mises Media
The world is in chaos, so politicians MUST do something. Hence, they demand autarky, which is like attempting to put out a fire by pouring gasoline on it.
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The Wrong Elites

Media and CulturePhilosophyProgressivismStrategyPolitical Theory

04/14/2022Mises Media
Russian oligarchs, American pols, and state-connected billionaires are all cut from the same cloth: they didn't earn, or fully earn, their wealth and position in society. We must withdraw our sanction of these people.
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The Nature of Man and His Government

04/13/2022Mises Daily Articles
Here is Robert LeFevre's classic argument for a purely free society, the essay that made him a leading, if controversial, spokesman for the libertarian position on government and society.
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The Fed Can't Fix the Economy, but It Can Break It

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

04/13/2022Mises Media
Despite assurances from politicians and the media, the Federal Reserve System is not a collection of geniuses who stand guard against inflation and recession. Instead, think of the Fed policy makers as the Keystone Cops of central banking.
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