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John Lilburne: The First English Libertarian

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld History

07/30/2022Mises Daily Articles
Lilburne's courageous campaigns for liberty resulted in his spending much of his life in prisons.
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Do Free Markets Create a Wasteful "Landfill Economy"? Definitely Not

CapitalismEconomic PolicyFree MarketsLibertarianismU.S. EconomyU.S. History

07/29/2022Mises Media
Critics claim the market economy engages in "planned obsolescence" that encourages throwing good products into landfills. In fact, activities that might seem wasteful are the best use of resources.
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Toleration Does Not Require Calling Evil Good

LawMedia and CultureU.S. History

07/29/2022Mises Media
Bombing private property is bad. So, when someone bombed the pro-eugenics, antihuman Georgia "guidestones," we naturally condemned the bombing. But let's not pretend the monument was a good thing.
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The Fallacy of Calls for a "Manhattan Project" to Solve National Economic Challenges

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawU.S. History

07/28/2022Mises Media
Politicians, academics, and the media often call for a new Manhattan Project to deal with economic issues. But there is a huge difference between technological problems and economic ones.
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The Government Runs the Ultimate Racket

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

07/28/2022Mises Daily Articles
The fact that Social Security's generational highjacking is politically well established doesn't make it ethical. We send private Ponzi scheme organizers to prison for good reason.
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Like the Fed, the ECB Is Still a Long Way from "Normal" Monetary Policy

Economic PolicyFinancial MarketsGlobal EconomyMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

07/28/2022Mises Media
It's going to take more than a 0 percent policy interest rate and a newly invented name for QE to really address years of monetary inflation.
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Interest Rate Tightening Will Cause Even More Economic Destruction

Economic PolicyThe FedInflationMonetary Policy

07/27/2022Mises Media
Rather than contributing to a "soft landing," raising interest rates will continue to destroy wealth.
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If Government Can Take from One Group, It Can and Will Take from Everyone

Economic FreedomLibertarianismProperty Rights

07/27/2022Mises Media
While governments have been assaulting private property rights for many years, they now are ramping up the pressure. Nothing less than our civilization is at stake.
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Nacionalismo y socialismo

Global EconomyWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/27/2022Mises Daily Articles
El socialismo surgió como un movimiento obrero internacional, pero el nacionalista ha tenido más éxito: «Proletarios de todos los países, ¡no vengan a mi país a quitarme el trabajo!»
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Nationalism and Socialism

Global EconomyWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/27/2022Mises Daily Articles
Socialism arose as an international working-class movement, but the nationalist has met more success: "Proletarians of all countries, don't come to my country and take my job away from me!"
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