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Can a Deeply Unserious America Fix Its Economy?

Big GovernmentCentral BanksBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

12/02/2022Mises Media
A serious political discussion at the federal level would center on structural problems of war and peace, debt and the dollar, and entitlements. But America in 2022 is a deeply unserious country.
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The Federal Reserve's (Permanent) Knowledge Problem

The FedHayekPhilosophy

12/02/2022Mises Media
Federal Reserve officials, for all of their alleged wisdom and education, have a knowledge problem. Hayek and other Austrians could have told them their grandiose plans will fail.
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To UBI or Not to UBI, That Is the Question

HayekPhilosophy

12/01/2022Mises Media
Is there a case to be made for universal basic income? David Gordon examines the pro-UBI arguments by philosopher Matt Zwolinski.
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The US Chip Blockade against China Is Creating Unplanned Consequences

Protectionism and Free TradeStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

12/01/2022Mises Media
Supporters of US microchip policy against China claim the policy is "strategic," but in reality, it is old-fashioned protectionism with all the usual economic damage.
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Bans on "Assault" Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Free MarketsLawProtectionism and Free TradeThe Police State

11/30/2022Mises Media
Biden wants to roll out yet another "assault" weapons ban. Supporters claim it will reduce crime, but it will do no such thing.
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Relying on Experts: A Proven Path to Failure

EducationFinancial MarketsProgressivismStrategy

11/30/2022Mises Media
American political, educational, and economic life is increasingly dominated by "experts." We should not be surprised that they fail most of the time.
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England vs. the Price System

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryInterventionism

11/30/2022Mises Daily Articles
The whole system of priorities, allocations, quotas, and licenses causes endless delays, keeps efficient concerns from expanding, and keeps inefficient concerns in business.
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The Near Collapse of the UK Pension Sector Exposes Failures by Financial Regulators

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

11/29/2022Mises Media
The woes of Britain's financial sector have been exacerbated by UK financial regulators' failures.
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Eliminating Economic Crises

The FedMonetary PolicyBusiness CyclesGold Standard

11/29/2022Mises Media
Ending the string of economic crises that have occurred the past two decades will happen only when economies can depend upon sound money.
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Private Coinage

Free MarketsMoney and BanksEntrepreneurship

11/29/2022Mises Daily Articles
"It is surely folly to say that government must socialize all property in order to prevent anyone from stealing property. Yet the reasoning behind abolition of private coinage is the same."
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