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The Week in Review: December 12, 2015

  • The Week in Review: December 12, 2015
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12/12/2015Mises Institute

The world waits to see if next week is finally the week that the groundhogs at the Fed announce their long-anticipated interest rate hike. Can the economy survive whatever small bump the Fed deals out? Perhaps, but any temporary stability doesn’t change the inherent instability of our current monetary regime. Even with today’s technology, central planners can’t predict the future or know the “optimal quantity of money.” Only by returning to true sound money, and a proper appreciation for the market, will true, sustainable prosperity emerge.

In honor of the twenty-fourth anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union, we have a special guest on the latest episode of Mises Weekends, Dr. Yuri Maltsev. A Mises Senior Fellow and a Soviet economist during the Gorbachev era, Maltsev shares his thoughts on the West’s enduring love affair with socialism. He and Jeff also discuss its political consequences in regard to Obama, Trump, and the Bernie Sanders phenomenon. This is an interview you won’t want to miss.

Yuri Maltsev: Socialism, Fascism, and Trumpism

And in case you missed any of them, here are this week’s featured Mises Daily articles and some of our most popular articles at Mises Wire:

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