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America, Brazil, and the Illegitimacy of Weaponized Democracy

DemocracyLegal SystemStrategy

01/26/2023Mises Media
The similar challenges facing America and Brazil, including concerns about the state of their democracies, is worthy of exploration, as is the global response to the protest and what that response means for those opposed to the current “neoliberal” international order.
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Again the Government Is Taking Antitrust Action against Microsoft. Again This Is Wrong.

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyFree MarketsLawThe Police State

01/23/2023Mises Media
The Federal Trade Commission seeks an anti-trust judgment against Microsoft for its move to acquire Activision. Like all other anti-trust action, this one has no economic merits.
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A Short Essay on Sound Monetary Policy

Money and BanksGold StandardMonetary Theory

01/20/2023Mises Media
In a market economy, gold is sound money. There is no need for monetary authorities when gold rules.
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Authoritarianism Is Not Compatible with Economic Progress: Freedom Is Indivisible

Economic FreedomThe Police State

01/10/2023Mises Media
The belief that a free market economy needs an authoritarian state to support it is mistaken. Mises said it best when he wrote that "freedom is indivisible."
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Austerity: A Real Solution to Help Heal the US Economy

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyU.S. Economy

12/30/2022Mises Media
Economists like Paul Krugman have claimed that practice of austerity in government would damage the US economy. As Mark Thornton points out, the opposite is true: austerity works.
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And So It Begins: Digital Currency Becomes Possible in Our Future

Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

12/29/2022Mises Media
While monetary authorities and progressives would like to have a digital currency implemented, it is a backward step for monetary freedom.
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A (True) Thanksgiving Tale of Socialism in America and Israel

Free MarketsSocialismU.S. HistoryWorld History

12/28/2022Mises Media
The Pilgrims tried socialism at Plymouth. After two years, they returned to private enterprise. Likewise, Israel was founded as a socialist state but has back turned toward free markets.
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As the Pentagon Fails Another Audit, Congress Wants to Spend Even More on "Defense"

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

12/15/2022Mises Media
America's military technocrats (a.k.a. "generals") specialize in losing wars and also losing your money. Naturally, Congress wants to give them even more taxpayer cash.
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An Economist Examines US Foreign Policy and Finds It Wanting

LiberalismProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

12/10/2022Mises Media
Economist Christopher Coyne of George Mason University uses economic logic to expose the follies of militaristic US policies overseas.
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As Easy Money Crashes, the Political and Legal Effects Appear

Financial MarketsInflationMedia and Culture

12/04/2022Mises Media
As inflation ravages the economy, easy money is disappearing, with political and legal consequences to follow.
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