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Smarter Talk Is Smarter Action

Economic FreedomLibertarianismStrategy

06/16/2023Mises Media
Leonard Read asked how we preserve liberty in a culture that doesn't appreciate it. Liberty cannot come through force and organization. It comes from within oneself.
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Socialism, Minority Groups, and Personal Liberties

Media and CultureProgressivismProperty RightsSocialism

05/25/2023Mises Media
People from socially and economically marginized groups in the USA tend to support socialism. Yet socialists have a long and bloody history of suppressing these very groups.
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Shedding Light on the Law of Unintended Consequences

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. EconomyInterventionism

05/22/2023Mises Media
It is the right of the consumer, not the regime, to determine what lighting sources work best for them.
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Should Local Municipalities Default on Their Debts? Seems Like a Good Idea

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

05/11/2023Mises Media
While most free market advocates are fixated on the national debt, they also should be looking at municipal debt over which taxpayers have no say. Maybe default is the answer.
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Socialism Isn't about Creating Economies. It Is about Amassing Political Power

PhilosophyPoliticsSocialismCalculation and Knowledge

03/26/2023Mises Media
Most socialists are not misguided about how to have a prosperous economy, for that is not their goal.
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Silicon Valley Bank and the Failure of Fractional Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

03/23/2023Mises Media
The story of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank is the story of nearly every bank failure. Fractional reserve banking invites the risky behavior that brings down the banking system.
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Slavery in the Americas: Separating Fact from Fiction

EducationU.S. HistoryWorld History

03/11/2023Mises Media
There is no denying the awful history of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. However, to better understand its legacy, we must rely on truth, not myths.
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Saudi Arabia’s Quandary: The End of the Petrodollar

Cronyism and CorporatismMonetary PolicyWar and Foreign Policy

03/09/2023Mises Media
As the Biden administration continues to inflate the dollar, other nations are questioning the existence of the petrodollar.
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Secession Is Inevitable. War to Prevent It Is Optional.

PoliticsSecessionU.S. HistoryWorld History

03/08/2023Mises Media
The answer lies not in doubling down on political unity, maintained through endless violence or threats of violence. Rather, the answer lies in peaceful separation.
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Secession: Should the American Revolutionaries Have Quit to Appease the Loyalists?

PoliticsSecessionU.S. History

03/03/2023Mises Media
Opponents of secession say secession is wrong if some people in the population don't want it and say they will be worse off. The American revolutionaries disagreed and seceded anyway.
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