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After Secession, What Happens to the National Debt?

SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

08/13/2022Mises Media
National divorce does happen, and debts are not necessarily repudiated as a result. We can look to examples from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Czech-Slovak split.
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A Political Victory for the Joes Is a Loss for the Country

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentInflationPrice ControlsU.S. Economy

08/11/2022Mises Media
Sen. Joe Manchin has agreed to support a "Build Back Better" lite that proponents claim will reduce inflation, give us better weather, and "pay for itself" through price controls and taxes. Perhaps we should be wary of such political "victories" for the political elites.
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Argentina's Difficult Political Landscape and Libertarian Prospects for Change

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomSocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

07/21/2022Mises Media
Once wealthy Argentina has suffered under one interventionist regime after another for nearly a century. What are the prospects for changing things for the better?
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Africa's Entrepreneurs: The Igbos of Nigeria

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyWorld History

07/15/2022Mises Media
Groups targeted by class warriors in America will achieve more if they follow the Igbos’ path and ignore the politics of grievance.
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Are Libertarians "Anarchists"?

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/04/2022Mises Daily Articles
One popular charge against anarchism is that it "means chaos." This is certainly debatable, and no anarchist ever deliberately wanted to bring about chaos.
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A Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Banking and Finance

Economic PolicyThe FedFinancial MarketsU.S. Economy

06/30/2022Mises Media
Forget Jerome Powell's fanciful "soft landing" or the notion that the Fed can pull another rabbit from its hat. The banking system is headed for a crash and monetary authorities likely will make things worse.
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A Critique of Neoclassical and Austrian Monopoly Theory

Austrian Economics OverviewMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought

06/25/2022Mises Daily Articles
One of the most controversial areas in Austrian economics, and one where even long-established Austrian theorists differ sharply, is monopoly theory.
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An Austrian Theory of Environmental Economics

The EnvironmentPraxeology

06/18/2022Mises Daily Articles
Environmental economics is steeped in standard neoclassical theories of efficiency and Pigouvian welfare economics. That's a problem.
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Are Technology Shocks Responsible for Business Cycles? In a Word, No.

Global EconomyProgressivism

06/16/2022Mises Media
The theory of real business cycles won a Nobel Prize, but it ultimately confuses cause with effect.
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