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How Marxism Abuses Ethics and Science to Deceive Its Followers

Free MarketsSocialismHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

12/31/2022Mises Media
While socialists posit socialism as a humane and ethical system, it is anything but that. Mises understood its brutality long before socialism gripped the world.
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How the State Seized Control of Marriage

LawLegal SystemProgressivismU.S. History

12/12/2022Mises Media
State regulation of marriage—and the ensuing secularization of marriage that followed—is a historical development that was part of the larger trend toward the expansion of state power.
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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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How Easy Money Fueled the FTX Crypto Collapse

BitcoinCronyism and CorporatismThe FedInflation

11/28/2022Mises Media
Many investors forget that when the easy money is flowing, financial mediocrities and even outright frauds can be made to look like legitimate geniuses.
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How the Soviets "Fixed" Inflation, but Ruined the Economy

Big GovernmentInflationSocialismWorld History

11/10/2022Mises Media
The Soviet regime relentlessly expanded the money supply. To prevent inflation, the regime then created shortages through price controls and economic stagnation.
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Honest Money in Dishonest Hands

The FedInflationMoney and Banks

11/03/2022Mises Media
While we speak of a desire for honest money, the larger problem is that the Federal Reserve System cannot coexist with an honest money regime.
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Housing Is Getting Less Affordable. Governments Are Making It Worse.

U.S. Economy

10/27/2022Mises Media
The average new home in America was still well over 50 percent larger in 2021 than in the 1960s. Yet in an age of declining affordability, governments won't let homes get smaller.
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Higher Education in Crisis: The Problem of Ideological Homogeneity


10/22/2022Mises Media
College faculties historically have leaned left-of-center, but today, a rigid progressive ideology is enforced not only by faculty, but also by higher education administrations.
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Higher Education Woes: Student Loans Help Fuel Higher College Costs

Bureaucracy and RegulationEducationTaxes and Spending

10/16/2022Mises Media
While President Biden claims that forgiving student loans helps reduce college costs, it is the loan program itself that is responsible for much of the explosive growth of higher education spending.
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Hazlitt's Lesson Restated: New Jersey's Disastrous Ban on Single-Use Plastic

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism

10/11/2022Mises Media
Virtue-signaling politicians in New Jersey have banned single-use plastic bags, claiming to "help the environment." They need to read Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson instead.
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