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European Shadow Unemployment Is a Real Problem

EuropeMoney and BanksUnemployment

10 hours agoMises Media
There is an undeniable negative trend in European employment and wages that is a direct consequence of constantly increasing intervention in the economy.
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Yes, the Minimum Wage Harms the Economy

Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

02/06/2023Mises Media
The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.
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The New Rules of Engagement

DemocracyMedia and CulturePolitics

02/05/2023Mises Media
All people of goodwill have an obligation to fight the escalation of politics in American life.
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Producers Should Reject Calls to "Give Back"

Economic FreedomFree Markets

02/04/2023Mises Media
All too often we are told that government employment equals selflessness and working for profit constitutes greed. It's time to reassess the meaning of certain words.
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Central Banks Turn to Gold as Losses Mount

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

02/04/2023Mises Media
The only reason central banks buy gold is to protect their balance sheets from their own monetary destruction programs; they have no choice but to do so.
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They Won't Leave Us Alone: The Invasion of Politics

HayekU.S. Economy

02/03/2023Mises Media
Forget minding your own business. Ours is the age of invasive politics, demanding we take sides no matter how much we would like to be left alone.
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Governments Will Make You Poorer Again

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInflationMonetary Policy

02/03/2023Mises Media
Inflation at an annual rate of 5 percent is not a positive, and it is certainly not falling prices. Inflation is accumulative, and this means we are becoming poorer faster.
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Governments Cannot Effectively Regulate Vaccines

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationHealthLawStrategy

02/02/2023Mises Media
Because government officials do not worry about the consequences of making mistakes, the government should not be permitted to regulate anything as important as vaccines.
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Corporate Welfare for Farmers Is Swell until It's Not: The Case of Arizona Reservoirs

The FedU.S. HistoryInterventionism

02/02/2023Mises Media
What at first seem like gifts from the state (handouts for some at the expense of others) lead to unfortunate events that cannot be stopped once begun.
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The Modern State Cannot Exist without Fiat Money

The FedKeynesU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryGold StandardMonetary Theory

02/01/2023Mises Media
Fiat money is the fuel of the modern Leviathan state. If we wish to have freedom, we must have sound money.
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