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Nick Sorrentino: Against Crony Capitalism

Big GovernmentCorporate Welfare

01/13/2017Audio/Video
Nick Sorrentino and Jeff Deist discuss the systematic distortion of real capitalism.
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No Country Should Be Bigger Than This

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog01/13/2017
Even if we agreed that states can provide certain amenities of value, state powers still become dangerously prone to abuse the larger the state grows.
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Negative Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Negative rates can work because the opportunity cost of holding physical cash is not zero. Abolishing large banknotes further increases the cost.

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Nomi Prins: The Left/Progressive Case Against the Fed

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

10/28/2016Audio/Video
Nomi and Jeff discuss how the Fed could be the great populist issue that further unravels the Left/Right paradigm.
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No, "Big Data" Can’t Predict the Future

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

12/07/2015Mises Wire
We've been told that with enough data, we can use sophisticated computing methods to predict the future. That often works with the physical sciences, but predicting human action is something else altogether.
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No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/13/2015Mises Wire
Numerous pundits within the Conservative media are telling us that the military is facing cuts of historic proportions. In fact, military spending remains at near historic highs and Obama has spent more tax money on national defense than Reagan did during the Cold War.
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