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Governments Will Make You Poorer Again

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInflationMonetary Policy

02/03/2023Mises Media
Inflation at an annual rate of 5 percent is not a positive, and it is certainly not falling prices. Inflation is accumulative, and this means we are becoming poorer faster.
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Governments Cannot Effectively Regulate Vaccines

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationHealthLawStrategy

02/02/2023Mises Media
Because government officials do not worry about the consequences of making mistakes, the government should not be permitted to regulate anything as important as vaccines.
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Globalization, Not Globalism: Free Trade versus Destructive Statist Ideology

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

01/16/2023Mises Media
Relatively free trade and capital mobilization have greatly raised living standards in recent years. Yet those that call themselves globalists are less interested in trade than in unipolar political power, pushing violent, disastrous schemes.
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Grover Cleveland Presented the Best Example of a True Liberal Populist

Economic PolicyU.S. History

01/03/2023Mises Media
While some politicians preach populism, that usually means protectionism and increased business regulation, along with high marginal income tax rates. Grover Cleveland showed a better way.
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Gold as Natural Money

Central BanksWorld HistoryGold Standard

10/24/2022Mises Media
Gold historically has not been money by government fiat. Instead, gold has been the natural choice of people for money, something governments cannot undo (despite its best efforts).
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Genuine Recovery Is Up to Investors, Producers, and Consumer Choice

Booms and BustsFree Markets

10/04/2022Mises Media
Recovery is genuine only when it reaches the masses of individuals. And recovery comes only from the actions of individuals acting in a free market.
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Germany's (and Europe's) Self-Inflicted Upcoming Energy Crunch

Global EconomyStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

09/28/2022Mises Media
At the urging of the United States, Germany and other European governments have levied sanctions against Russia. In reality, these governments have levied sanctions against themselves and their citizens.
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Germany's Nuclear Choice: Russian Energy Crisis Forces a Reckoning

Economic FreedomThe EnvironmentProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

08/29/2022Mises Media
Not long ago, Germany's politicians were proudly phasing out nuclear power. Facing a harsh winter without Russian natural gas, the atom suddenly seems like a good alternative.
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Germany Can Save Itself, and Possibly the World, by Abandoning Four Failed Policies

Economic PolicyGlobal EconomyMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

08/17/2022Mises Media
Germany's foray into green energy is turning out to be a disaster, but abandoning the green utopia is only the first stage for that country. It is time to put common sense and sound economics at the forefront of German policy making.
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Green Myths and Hard Realities: Sri Lanka as a Warning

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomySocialismStrategy

08/11/2022Mises Media
While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.
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