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And So It Begins: Digital Currency Becomes Possible in Our Future

Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

12/29/2022Mises Media
While monetary authorities and progressives would like to have a digital currency implemented, it is a backward step for monetary freedom.
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Economic Growth Requires Savings, Not Money Pumping

Central BanksMonetary Policy

12/29/2022Mises Media
Keynesians believe that economic growth can occur only with an expanding supply of money. Growth doesn't need more money; it needs more savings.
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A (True) Thanksgiving Tale of Socialism in America and Israel

Free MarketsSocialismU.S. HistoryWorld History

12/28/2022Mises Media
The Pilgrims tried socialism at Plymouth. After two years, they returned to private enterprise. Likewise, Israel was founded as a socialist state but has back turned toward free markets.
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No Surprise: Wall Street Wants to Raise the Target Inflation Rate above 2 Percent

InflationMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

12/28/2022Mises Media
Twenty-six years ago, the debate was over whether or not the target inflation rate should be raised from zero to 2 percent. Now we're being told it should be 4 or 6 percent.
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Money Laundering: Another Noncrime Pursued by Criminal Authorities

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police State

12/23/2022Mises Media
Money laundering is illegal in the USA, but like so many other federal crimes, it is difficult to identify and define. That is the perfect recipe for government abuse of innocent people.
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The Reichsbank: Germany's Central Bank Lays Foundation of Monetary Disaster

Central BanksInflationMoney and BanksWorld History

12/23/2022Mises Media
Long before there was the infamous German inflation of 1923, the Reichsbank created the scenario of monetary debasement.
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Why Investors Are Obsessed with the Fed "Pivot"

The FedMoney and Banks

12/22/2022Mises Media
Investors should not care whether the Fed pivots or not if they analyze investment opportunities based on fundamentals and not on monetary laughing gas.
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Leviathan Devours Free Range Entrepreneurs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLawProtectionism and Free Trade

12/22/2022Mises Media
In the name of "protecting workers," progressive legislators put people out of work. For their own good, of course.
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The "Barbarous Relic" Helped Enable a World More Civilized than Today's

The FedKeynesMonetary PolicyGold Standard

12/21/2022Mises Media
John Maynard Keynes derided gold-based money as a "barbarous relic," yet it was gold that enabled a long regime of honest money -- and the advance of civilization.
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Capitalism Does Not Create Social Inequality

Economic PolicyFree MarketsLiberalism

12/21/2022Mises Media
Critics of capitalism claim that it is responsible for creating inequality in society. Yet the precapitalist societies enforced inequality in a rigid social structure.
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