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The State Will Always Set the Rules in Its Favor

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

01/28/2023Mises Media
Remember Lady Justice, who wears a blindfold and holds the scales? She is a state creation, too, and when it comes to state wrongdoing, her thumb holds the scales down.
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The Fed Is a Purely Political Institution, and It's Definitely Not a Bank.

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. History

01/28/2023Mises Media
The Federal Reserve is no more "private" than the Environmental Protection Agency, and through its special government status, the Fed inflicts many economic crimes on regular people.
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The Italian City-Republics Were the Manhattan of the Twelfth Century

DemocracyEconomic FreedomWorld History

01/27/2023Mises Media
The move from feudalism to the relatively free capitalist societies occurred slowly, beginning with the emergence of the city-states in Italy in Medieval Europe.
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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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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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The FDA and the Courts Fail to Truly Discipline the Pharmaceutical Industry for Exploiting the Mentally Ill

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareCronyism and Corporatism

01/19/2023Mises Media
Does the regulatory system help guarantee safe and effective drugs? Does the system protect drug consumers? Court cases tell us otherwise.
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The Present Fiat Monetary System Is Breaking Down

Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksGold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

01/18/2023Mises Media
The fiat monetary system is slowly breaking down, taking the economy with it.
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The Case for Disbanding Public Health Agencies

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialismThe Police State

01/10/2023Mises Media
Public health agencies tend to be treated like authoritative sacred cows. In reality, they have politicized health policies to the point where they really are a health hazard.
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The Economic Super Bowl: 1920–21 versus 1930–31

Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyThe FedHayekU.S. HistoryWorld History

01/06/2023Mises Media
By all measures, the economic downturn that began in 1920 was worse than what occurred in 1930, yet the economy recovered quickly in 1921. Why the difference?
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The Tea Party, Fifteen Years Later

AntipoliticsCorporate WelfarePoliticsStrategyU.S. History

01/06/2023Mises Media
Ah yes, the Tea Party. Fifteen years after it was established by followers of Ron Paul, the so-called antiestablishment organization has been co-opted by establishment Republicans. Dale Steinreich is not surprised.
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