Mises Wire

Federal Reserve Policies Aimed at Creating Price Stability Bring About Economic Instability

The FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog5 hours ago

While Fed policies openly try to make prices "stable," the central bank actually is creating economic instability and an impoverished economy.

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Freedom and Sound Money: Two Sides of a Coin

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10 hours ago

It is impossible to grasp the idea of sound money without realizing that it was devised to protect civil liberties against state despotism.

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History and Institutions Matter: The Postslavery Development of Jamaica and Barbados

Economic FreedomPoverty

Blog05/14/2022

Why did Barbados postslavery develop a more robust economy than Jamaica even though the people had similar ethnic backgrounds?

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The Russo-Ukrainian War: A New Opportunity for Demagogues to Destroy Freedoms at Home

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/14/2022

While people speak of "freedom" for the people of Ukraine, Western political leaders have used the invasion as an excuse to crack down on free speech.

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Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

U.S. Economy

Blog05/13/2022

With the shortage have come the usual half-baked bromides about "evil corporations" and how they aren't regulated enough. The real fault lies with welfare statists, Trump-style protectionists, and the FDA. 

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What Happens When Central Banks Attempt to Tighten? Even More Resource Misallocation

Central BanksThe FedInflationMonetary TheoryPraxeology

Blog05/13/2022

Popular economic wisdom says central banks can counter harmful effects of inflation by raising interest rates. Unfortunately, such moves carry their own forms of misallocation of resources and capital.

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Africa's Way Out of Monetary Colonialism

Central BanksInflationMonetary PolicyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/12/2022

Since the early 1960s, African nations have gained political independence from colonial powers, but the monetary colonialism of fiat money continues.

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The Transgender Debate Should Be about Women’s Freedom and Private Property Rights

Property Rights

Blog05/12/2022

Enforceable and accepted private property rights can help bring some solutions to the acrimonious debate over transgenderism and transgender rights.

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