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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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Is a Recession Simply a Decline in GDP? What Does That Mean?

Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyThe FedInflationU.S. Economy

08/28/2022Mises Media
The "official" definition of a recession is a two-consecutive-quarter decline in GDP, but there are problems with GDP measurement in the first place.
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Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Still a Work in Progress

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyPoverty

08/27/2022Mises Media
Entrepreneurship is the key to real development, but cultural attitudes are often a significant barrier to entrepreneurship in the developing world.
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A Tale of Two Liberties

LiberalismStrategyWorld History

08/27/2022Mises Media
In colonial America, "liberty" came to mean rights one possessed outside of government approval. In revolutionary France (and in modern Canada) it has come to mean participation in a political system.
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Will the US Dollar Weaken against Other Currencies?

InflationStrategyU.S. Economy

08/26/2022Mises Media
For now, the dollar seems to be doing well against other currencies, but how long will that last?
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Rethinking Climate Change: Are the Apocalyptic Models Wrong?

The EnvironmentLawSocialismStrategy

08/26/2022Mises Media
We are regularly being told that we are in a "climate crisis." But what if that isn't true? What if CO2 actually is good for the greening of the planet?
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Money Is Not Wealth, nor Is Wealth Natural Resources

Economic FreedomInflationKeynesMonetary PolicySocialism

08/25/2022Mises Media
Development economists often confuse natural resources with wealth and then are puzzled when countries rich in resources experience widespread poverty. Free markets lead to creation of wealth, period.
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Should Libertarians Get behind States Waging "Humanitarian" Wars?

War and Foreign Policy

08/25/2022Mises Media
Fernando R. Tesón is all mixed up. He thinks libertarians' principled nonaggression ties their hands in the face of violence against others and that this limitation extends to good-guy states.
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How the Public Lost Trust in the Federal Reserve (Which Should Never Have Been Trusted in the First Place)

The FedInflationU.S. Economy

08/24/2022Mises Media
Between its political happy talk in the contrast to reality and its broken promises, whatever credibility the Fed had in the past is long gone
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AB 257: Another Antieconomic California Boondoggle

Big GovernmentLabor and WagesLegal SystemU.S. Economy

08/24/2022Mises Media
Not satisfied with putting thousands of people out of work with its infamous AB 5 legislation, California lawmakers now are going after fast-food businesses.
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