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Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Economics

Free MarketsU.S. Economy

09/02/2022Mises Media
If you wish to get a better understanding of economics, don't follow the mainstream. Instead, read Thomas DiLorenzo's new book.
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Do We Want Real Tax Cuts? How About Cutting Government Spending?

InflationKeynesU.S. Economy

09/01/2022Mises Media
Keynesians claim that tax cuts are good because they help increase consumer spending. But here's why this doesn't matter.
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Taking Stock of the Assets We Have (and We Have a Lot of Them)

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsLibertarianismStrategy

09/01/2022Mises Media
While the antimarket and antilibertarian forces are strong, it is easy to forget that free market advocates also have a powerful set of tools.
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The African Slave Trade Wouldn't Have Been Possible without African Elites

Media and CultureProgressivismWorld History

08/31/2022Mises Media
Much of modern history portrays the African slave trade as purely a European venture. But capturing and sending slaves abroad required both approval and aid from African elites.
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Money Does Matter: The End of the Gold Standard Led to a Lower Standard of Living

Free MarketsInflationMonetary Policy

08/31/2022Mises Media
When the Nixon administration ended the dollar's ties to gold, it was yet another sad chapter in the US government's abuse of its currency. And the government learned nothing.
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El declive y caída de Gorbachov y el Estado soviético

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

08/30/2022Mises Daily Articles
El pueblo de la URSS consideraba, con razón, que Gorbachov no era más que otro pirata del Partido Comunista. Sus «reformas» no eran más que medidas oportunas destinadas a preservar el comunismo.
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Trapped by Imperialist Leviathans: The Case for Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe

Global EconomySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

08/30/2022Mises Media
When the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe, people there looked to the West—and especially the USA—in hopes of freedom. Today, it is the West promoting culture wars and collectivism.
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The Decline and Fall of Gorbachev and the Soviet State

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

08/30/2022Mises Daily Articles
The people of the USSR rightly considered Gorbachev to be just another Communist Party hack. His "reforms" were only expedient measures designed to preserve communism.
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Malcolm McLean: The Unsung Capitalist Hero Who Changed the World One Container at a Time

CapitalismThe EntrepreneurFree MarketsU.S. Economy

08/30/2022Mises Media
Before Steve Jobs and the iPhone, there was Malcolm McLean, inventor of the shipping container. McLean made the iPhone—and many other things—possible.
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Falling Military Recruitment Is Another Sign of Waning Faith in the Regime

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/29/2022Mises Media
If falling enlistments are an indication of declining faith in the military overall—and especially declining support among conservatives—that's very good news.
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