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How Capitalism Made Christmas a Holiday for Children

CapitalismU.S. EconomyU.S. History

01/21/2023Mises Media
It is no coincidence that the boom in mass-produced goods made specifically for children, "coincided closely with the rise of the middle-classes, industry, and capitalism."
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History Shows High Inflation Can Last Over Ten Years

The FedInflationU.S. EconomyU.S. History

01/04/2023Mises Media
Wall Street has convinced itself that the Fed will soon engineer a "soft landing" by bringing down inflation without an accompanying recession. They need to rethink their beliefs.
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Hayek on the Difference between Science and Scientism


01/02/2023Mises Media
Modern progressive governance claims it has science on its side. Hayek's Nobel speech put holes in that viewpoint.
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Historical Christianity as a Liberating Force in China

DemocracyThe Police StateWorld History

01/01/2023Mises Media
The Chinese Community Party's crackdown in Christian churches reflects the perceived antiauthoritarian nature of Christianity and the party's fear of a competing alternative worldview.
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How Marxism Abuses Ethics and Science to Deceive Its Followers

Free MarketsSocialismHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

12/31/2022Mises Media
While socialists posit socialism as a humane and ethical system, it is anything but that. Mises understood its brutality long before socialism gripped the world.
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How the State Seized Control of Marriage

LawLegal SystemProgressivismU.S. History

12/12/2022Mises Media
State regulation of marriage—and the ensuing secularization of marriage that followed—is a historical development that was part of the larger trend toward the expansion of state power.
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How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life

Media and CultureU.S. History

12/06/2022Mises Media
For families and friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year, many will assemble in a room called the "dining room." This is a modern luxury made possible by the bourgeois merchants of old.
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How Easy Money Fueled the FTX Crypto Collapse

BitcoinCronyism and CorporatismThe FedInflation

11/28/2022Mises Media
Many investors forget that when the easy money is flowing, financial mediocrities and even outright frauds can be made to look like legitimate geniuses.
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How the Soviets "Fixed" Inflation, but Ruined the Economy

Big GovernmentInflationSocialismWorld History

11/10/2022Mises Media
The Soviet regime relentlessly expanded the money supply. To prevent inflation, the regime then created shortages through price controls and economic stagnation.
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Honest Money in Dishonest Hands

The FedInflationMoney and Banks

11/03/2022Mises Media
While we speak of a desire for honest money, the larger problem is that the Federal Reserve System cannot coexist with an honest money regime.
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