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Can Increases in the Supply of Gold Lead to Boom-Bust Cycles?

Booms and BustsInflationBusiness CyclesGold Standard

Blog11/12/2022

While an increase in the supply of gold money would lead to higher consumer prices, such increases in the gold supply do not lead to boom-bust cycles.

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Consumers, Workers, and Monopolies: Free Markets Serve All

Free MarketsSocialismMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/03/2022

Among Mises's contributions was his doctrine of consumer sovereignty in a free market.

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Clausewitz, the UN Charter, and a Libertarian View on War

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2022

Modern warfare is a product of the state, which engages in violence at home and abroad. Peace is possible, but only when the state loses power.

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Can a Free Market Economy Be Trusted to Recover on Its Own?

The FedBusiness CyclesInterventionism

Blog10/31/2022

As the economy moves into recession, government and Fed officials will increase intervention. If they want an economic recovery, the best course is to permit free markets to work.

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Changing of the Guard: Can Musk Deliver on His Promises for Free Speech and Information?

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismStrategy

Blog10/31/2022

While Elon Musk says he will bring free speech back to Twitter, the forces of statism will not be still. The jury is out on how successful Musk's experiment will be.

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Critiquing Florida's Public Policy of "Shared Adversity"

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomThe Environment

Blog10/28/2022

Florida's government promotes a "shared adversity" plan in which individuals and organizations have distant environmental problems imposed upon them.

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Can We Have Scarcity but Reject the "Scarcity Mindset?" In a Word, No

Free MarketsProgressivism

Blog10/22/2022

Progressives claim that while they might acknowledge the presence of scarcity, nonetheless, we can reject a "scarcity mindset" because governments can order an end to scarcity through fiat.

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