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Do People Accept Money Because Government Endorses It?

Central BanksInflationMonetary Policy

09/29/2022Mises Media
Why does money have value? Typical economists claim that money is valuable because the government declares it so. But that is impossible, given the true origins of money, which are best explained by Austrian economists.
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Does Capitalism Itself Create Economic Instability or Is Central Banking the Culprit?

Booms and BustsCapitalismKeynes

09/25/2022Mises Media
Post-Keynesians believe that capitalism is internally unstable, leading to necessary intervention by the central bank. Austrians see that as backward reasoning, as policies by the central bank to create credit from nothing is the problem.
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Democracy and Liberty

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

09/24/2022Mises Daily Articles
It is generally accepted that a government can enslave the citizens—unless it is a democratic government. Mistake!
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Déjà Vu: Argentines Once Again are Voting for More Inflation While Remaining in Denial

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismInflation

09/17/2022Mises Media
Argentina is synonymous with hyperinflation, but apparently its voters have not had enough.
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Defining and Defending Freedom


09/08/2022Mises Media
Original Article: " Defining and Defending Freedom" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.
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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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Despite Our Own Inflation, the Dollar Dominance Takes Down the Yen and Euro

Global EconomyInflationU.S. Economy

08/10/2022Mises Media
Even though the Fed has been inflating the US dollar with impunity, neither the yen nor the euro can challenge the USD.
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Do Tariffs Create Prosperity? Challenging the Populist Right on Trade

Economic PolicyFree MarketsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

08/10/2022Mises Media
Populists on the right (and left) are claiming that American prosperity came about because of high protective tariffs. But political rhetoric can't replace sound economics.
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Divine Monarchy: Exploitative or Beneficial?

Legal SystemProperty RightsWorld History

08/09/2022Mises Media
While divine monarchy might seem illogical or archaic, it had a larger positive economic impact in society that historians have overlooked.
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Do Free Markets Create a Wasteful "Landfill Economy"? Definitely Not

CapitalismEconomic PolicyFree MarketsLibertarianismU.S. EconomyU.S. History

07/29/2022Mises Media
Critics claim the market economy engages in "planned obsolescence" that encourages throwing good products into landfills. In fact, activities that might seem wasteful are the best use of resources.
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