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The Chimera of a Postpandemic Postwar Return to Monetary Normal

The FedInflationMonetary Policy

01/25/2023Mises Media
Government and monetary authorities claim that the worst of the postcovid lockdown disruptions are past and a "return to normal" is just around the corner. It will be a very long corner.
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Yes, Virginia, There IS a Deep State—and It Is Worse than You Think

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. History

01/25/2023Mises Media
We like to think of the "deep state" as a conspiratorial entity. In reality, the term describes much of what the federal government does in broad daylight.
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Real Wages Fall for the Twenty-First Month as Rent and Food Prices Keep Rising

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

01/24/2023Mises Media
The Federal Reserve has yet to get price increases anywhere near its own arbitrary 2-percent goal, but a mild slowing in growth rates has Biden claiming that price inflation is "falling."
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Rome's Runaway Inflation: Currency Devaluation in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

InflationWorld HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

01/24/2023Mises Media
No matter the historical era, governments have excelled at one thing: debasing their own currency. Rome was no exception, as Roman government excesses required inflation—lots of inflation.
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Again the Government Is Taking Antitrust Action against Microsoft. Again This Is Wrong.

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyFree MarketsLawThe Police State

01/23/2023Mises Media
The Federal Trade Commission seeks an anti-trust judgment against Microsoft for its move to acquire Activision. Like all other anti-trust action, this one has no economic merits.
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Why Are So Many Men Leaving the Workforce?

Media and CultureUnemploymentU.S. Economy

01/23/2023Mises Media
Economic factors are only some of the reasons why men are leaving the workforce. The decline of marriage has also lowered the supply of workers by lessening incentives for workers.
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Since Covid Lockdowns, New York Lost More of Its Population than Any Other State

HealthLawU.S. History

01/22/2023Mises Media
The migration data from 2020 to 2022 backs up the idea that a great many people are moving from restrictionist covid states to states where the public health technocrats have less power.
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How Capitalism Made Christmas a Holiday for Children

CapitalismU.S. EconomyU.S. History

01/21/2023Mises Media
It is no coincidence that the boom in mass-produced goods made specifically for children, "coincided closely with the rise of the middle-classes, industry, and capitalism."
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Can Increases in the Supply of Gold Lead to Boom-Bust Cycles?

Booms and BustsInflationBusiness CyclesGold Standard

01/21/2023Mises Media
While an increase in the supply of gold money would lead to higher consumer prices, such increases in the gold supply do not lead to boom-bust cycles.
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The Borders between US States Are Obsolete

Decentralization and SecessionLawU.S. History

01/20/2023Mises Media
It's been more than 150 years since most state boundaries were drawn in the US. Since then, demographic and political realities have changed enormously. The boundaries should change too.
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