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Prevent Future Losses Like East Palestine by Reducing Regulation and Empowering Torts

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

05/08/2023Mises Media
To prevent rail accidents like the one in East Palestine, dial back government regulation and allow the tort system to work.
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Disinformation and the State: The Aptly Named RESTRICT Act

Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyProgressivismThe Police State

05/07/2023Mises Media
Federal laws with acronyms are usually bad news. (Think the USA PATRIOT Act.) The RESTRICT Act is yet another Orwellian proposal in which the federal government assumes ignorance is strength.
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Lincoln's Main Target Was "Anarchy" and Secession, Not Slavery

PhilosophySecessionU.S. History

05/06/2023Mises Media
Once the Southern states accepted the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln was entirely content for the old Southern elites to resume their positions of power and for many blacks to continue in a condition little better than bondage.
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A Pyrrhic End to 130 Years of Vicious Bad Money and Banking Crises

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. History

05/06/2023Mises Media
The current banking crises have deep roots in US financial history. Monetary authorities have engaged in inflationary behavior for more than a hundred years.
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The Progressive Era and the Family

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

05/06/2023Mises Daily Articles
The so-called progressives sought to shape and control selected aspects of American family life, including education, work, liquor consumption, suffrage, and family size.
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The Economics of Arts and Culture

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsStrategy

05/05/2023Mises Media
Both artists and athletes perform for others. When governments get involved it either is for subsidies or censorship. Neither is satisfactory.
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Austrian Economists and Empiricism

PhilosophyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

05/05/2023Mises Media
Austrian economics is defined by its adherence to the a priori methodology, not empiricism. That places it at odds with mainstream economics, which stresses the methodology of positivism.
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The Failure of the Federal Reserve: The Covid Boom and Unnecessary Intervention

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

05/04/2023Mises Media
After years of inflationary intervention, the Federal Reserve has no more rabbits to pull out of the hat.
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Waco 30 Years Later: It Is Not an Atrocity if the Feds Do It

Media and CulturePoliticsThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/04/2023Mises Media
Today is the 30th anniversary of the Waco Massacre in which the media and the government self-congratulated each other in absolving the FBI of any crimes. Nothing has changed since then.
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Arbitrary Use of Power: Punishing Those Who Expose Not-So-Secret Government Secrets

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

05/03/2023Mises Media
Washington elites and especially their media have denounced what they once praised: leaking of official documents that show the government has been lying.
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