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The Fed Is Not "a Good Idea that Became Corrupt": It Always Was Corrupt

The FedProgressivismU.S. History

6 hours agoMises Media
It is easy to think of the Fed as a good institution that simply lost its way. In truth, it was a bad idea and a bad institution from its beginning.
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As Easy Money Crashes, the Political and Legal Effects Appear

Financial MarketsInflationMedia and Culture

12/04/2022Mises Media
As inflation ravages the economy, easy money is disappearing, with political and legal consequences to follow.
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Why Did Trussonomics Fail So Quickly?

Big GovernmentEconomic Policy

12/03/2022Mises Media
Liz Truss sought to be another Margaret Thatcher, but her ballyhooed budget numbers did not add up.
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After Years of "Stimulus" Come Surging Debt and Falling Wages

Economic PolicyThe FedU.S. History

12/03/2022Mises Media
For all the positive talk, Americans are piling on more debt just as real wages are falling, job losses are mounting, and debt costs are rising. Thanks, Fed!
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Can a Deeply Unserious America Fix Its Economy?

Big GovernmentCentral BanksBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

12/02/2022Mises Media
A serious political discussion at the federal level would center on structural problems of war and peace, debt and the dollar, and entitlements. But America in 2022 is a deeply unserious country.
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The Federal Reserve's (Permanent) Knowledge Problem

The FedHayekPhilosophy

12/02/2022Mises Media
Federal Reserve officials, for all of their alleged wisdom and education, have a knowledge problem. Hayek and other Austrians could have told them their grandiose plans will fail.
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To UBI or Not to UBI, That Is the Question

HayekPhilosophy

12/01/2022Mises Media
Is there a case to be made for universal basic income? David Gordon examines the pro-UBI arguments by philosopher Matt Zwolinski.
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The US Chip Blockade against China Is Creating Unplanned Consequences

Protectionism and Free TradeStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

12/01/2022Mises Media
Supporters of US microchip policy against China claim the policy is "strategic," but in reality, it is old-fashioned protectionism with all the usual economic damage.
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Bans on "Assault" Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Free MarketsLawProtectionism and Free TradeThe Police State

11/30/2022Mises Media
Biden wants to roll out yet another "assault" weapons ban. Supporters claim it will reduce crime, but it will do no such thing.
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Relying on Experts: A Proven Path to Failure

EducationFinancial MarketsProgressivismStrategy

11/30/2022Mises Media
American political, educational, and economic life is increasingly dominated by "experts." We should not be surprised that they fail most of the time.
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