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Thomas Paine on Paper Money

Gold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

08/04/2022Mises Daily Articles
"Most of the advocates for tender laws are those who have debts to discharge, and who take refuge in such a law, to violate their contracts and cheat their creditors."
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The Economy Needs a Volcker Moment

Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyInflationU.S. EconomyU.S. History

08/03/2022Mises Media
When Paul Volcker was Fed chairman forty years ago, he did what was necessary to bring down inflation. Unfortunately, the current Fed leadership at best is engaging in Volcker Lite.
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The Competing Ideologies for the Collectivist Mind

SocialismWorld History

08/03/2022Mises Media
Modern socialists claim that Hitler's Nazi regime was the antithesis of socialism. Hitler would have disagreed, as he saw himself and his movement as being primarily socialist.
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The Sudden Emergence of Tom Paine

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

08/03/2022Mises Daily Articles
"Paine not only laid bare the roots of monarchy, but provided a brilliant insight into the nature and origins of the State itself."
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The Federal Reserve Now Is between the Proverbial Rock and a Hard Place

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

08/01/2022Mises Media
The great credit expansion Alan Greenspan began thirty years ago has finally run its course. The Fed no longer can expand credit to fight the oncoming recession.
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The Canaries in the Coal Mines Are No Longer Singing

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

07/31/2022Mises Media
Mortgage companies and realtors are today's canaries. They're in deep trouble, and so are the rest of us.
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The Language Vandals

DemocracyPhilosophySocialism

07/31/2022Mises Media
Language is an institution in society. We need to protect it from vandals in the state-linguistic complex.
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Toleration Does Not Require Calling Evil Good

LawMedia and CultureU.S. History

07/29/2022Mises Media
Bombing private property is bad. So, when someone bombed the pro-eugenics, antihuman Georgia "guidestones," we naturally condemned the bombing. But let's not pretend the monument was a good thing.
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The Fallacy of Calls for a "Manhattan Project" to Solve National Economic Challenges

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawU.S. History

07/28/2022Mises Media
Politicians, academics, and the media often call for a new Manhattan Project to deal with economic issues. But there is a huge difference between technological problems and economic ones.
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The Government Runs the Ultimate Racket

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

07/28/2022Mises Daily Articles
The fact that Social Security's generational highjacking is politically well established doesn't make it ethical. We send private Ponzi scheme organizers to prison for good reason.
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