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Are Housing Markets Still Clearing Out the Trash of the Last Bust?

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog01/20/2020

Many mortgages have not just been modified once, but twice, and sometimes more. Loan servicers are holding higher-end mortgages rather than foreclosing a decade after the crash. Thus, there is plenty of shadow inventory lurking, waiting for the next crash.

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A Limited-Government Republic versus a National-Security State

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/16/2020

What is a national-security state? It is a totalitarian-like governmental structure that consists of an enormous military-intelligence establishment with extraordinary powers, such as indefinite detention, torture, secret surveillance, and even assassination of both citizens and foreigners.

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An Austrian Frame of Mind

Book ReviewsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/15/2020

The Marginal Revolutionaries: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas is a lively history of the astonishing influence prewar Viennese intellectuals had on the greater world, and continue to have in areas far beyond economics.

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A Fearful Fed Keeps Pouring Money into the Repo Market

Blog01/09/2020

Repo markets aren't as liquid as the Fed wants. This could be due to immense amounts of new government debt, or because US Treasurys aren't as risk-free as many assume.

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Abolish the Office of the First Lady

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog12/23/2019

Once upon a time, the president was expected to pay for parties and public relations out of his own pocket. Now we have the Office of the First Lady, so taxpayers can now pay her staff to plan opulent parties for wealthy donors and powerful politicians at the White House.

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A Message from Lew Rockwell

The Mises Institute’s message has not changed since our founding in 1982. Please join us as we forge ahead, fight for truth, and teach tomorrow’s intellectual leaders.

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A Desperate ECB Wants to Eliminate the Eurozone's "Only Saving Grace"

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog12/18/2019

The budgetary restraints that the eurozone placed on member states are now in the crosshairs of ECB President Christine Lagarde. 

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A History of Inflationary Money: From 1844 to Nixon

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog12/11/2019

It is a huge mistake to call the repeating cycle of boom and bust a business cycle. That name implies the bust is the failure of markets and capitalism. But it is really due to monetary and credit inflation licensed and promoted by governments and central banks.

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