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Is NATO a Dead Man Walking?

War and Foreign Policy


Even as the USA seeks to expand NATO while it escalates tensions with Russia, the organization is facing internal pressures as some member nations do not agree with Washington's saber-rattling agenda.

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In the Age of Covid, We're Reminded an Unjust Law Is No Law at All

U.S. HistoryWorld History


It is one thing to follow the law for prudential reasons and another thing entirely to assume the law brings with it some sort of moral imperative. Laws rarely do. 

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It Wasn't Capitalism: Mises Explains Nazi Economics

World History


The Nazi economy reduces entrepreneurs to the status of shop managers. The government tells them what and how to produce, at what prices and from whom to buy. Private property is de facto gone.

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Italy's Covid Despotism Just Got Worse

World History


Under PM Mario Draghi, the Italian government has issued new edicts designed to make life even more difficult for anyone who doesn't comply with every aspect of the state's covid regime.

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It's Time to Break Up New York State

U.S. History


Often the biggest barrier secession movements face is the widely held (and ludicrous) belief that our current set of lines on a map are sacred and must be preserved.

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Inflation or Recession? The Fed Faces a Choice.

Booms and BustsThe Fed


Contractionary monetary policy may be necessary to slow the rise of inflation, but the recessionary results of this remind us why the Fed's inflationary policy is so dangerous.

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Is the Crack-up Boom Here?

Money and Banks


Crack-up booms have historically facilitated the growth of authoritarian political movements. This is not inevitable. But we do need radical change to today's fiscal and monetary disasters.

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It’s Time to Renew Your Mises Membership


If you believe in Austrian economics, freedom, and peace, join the Mises Institute in our crusade against statism in all its many forms.

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