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Was Japanese Colonialism the Engine of Later Prosperity for Korea and Taiwan? Probably Not

CapitalismThe EntrepreneurWorld History

05/23/2023Mises Media
While Japan made some technological transfers to these places, prosperity came to them later, with the advent of free-market economies.
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Washington Has No Moral Authority to Ban Guns

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

05/22/2023Mises Media
Another mass shooting, another call for gun control. However, when it comes to mass killings, Washington sets the sorry example.
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Will a New BRICS Currency Change Anything? Maybe

Central BanksGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

05/20/2023Mises Media
As the US government debases the dollar, other nations take notice and possibilities increase that another currency based on sound principles might emerge.
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Waco 30 Years Later: It Is Not an Atrocity if the Feds Do It

Media and CulturePoliticsThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/04/2023Mises Media
Today is the 30th anniversary of the Waco Massacre in which the media and the government self-congratulated each other in absolving the FBI of any crimes. Nothing has changed since then.
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Why Do Most Countries Have Their Own Currency? Governments Wanted It That Way.

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksWorld History

05/02/2023Mises Media
Even when currency is backed by gold, governments have many political reasons to pursue national, territorial currencies. Now there are hundreds of national currencies. It didn't have to be this way.
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Why Do Banks Still Fail?

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. History

04/29/2023Mises Media
Despite all of the supposed safeguards to prevent bank failures, banks still fail. Perhaps the so-called safeguards are causing much of the trouble.
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Why the Dollar Still Beats the Euro and the Yuan

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

04/27/2023Mises Media
Understanding what turns an ordinary currency into a global reserve currency can help us understand how the dollar could go into decline and give way to competing currencies.
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Who Are the Wealth Destroyers, Politicians or Billionaires?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EntrepreneurProgressivismSocialismEntrepreneurship

04/23/2023Mises Media
Politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are demanding that successful entrepreneurs be taxed into oblivion. The real parasites are the politicians who destroy wealth instead of creating it.
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Why the Regime Needs the Dollar to Be the Global Reserve Currency

Money and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

04/20/2023Mises Media
Even a partial weakening of the dollar's global demand will limit the US regime's ability to throw its weight around internationally. Yet Washington is unwilling to do what's necessary to prevent it.
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What Will Our Energy Future Be? A Few Ideas

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EnvironmentPoliticsPrice Controls

04/19/2023Mises Media
With the government foolishly handicapping the oil and gas industries and pushing other alternatives, the future is not very bright.
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