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Real Wages Fall for the Twenty-First Month as Rent and Food Prices Keep Rising

Money and BanksU.S. Economy


The Federal Reserve has yet to get price increases anywhere near its own arbitrary 2 percent goal, but a mild slowing in growth rates has Biden claiming that price inflation is "falling."

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Rome's Runaway Inflation: Currency Devaluation in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

InflationWorld HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

No matter the historical era, governments have excelled at one thing: debasing their own currency. Rome was no exception, as Roman government excesses required inflation—lots of inflation.

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Reclaiming the Antistate Roots of Christmas

The Police StateWorld History


Shortly after hearing about the birth of Jesus, Herod the king tried to have the child murdered. Indeed, Herod's oppressive rule and the predations of the Roman state play a huge role in the Christmas story.

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R.G. Collingwood on the Collapse of Civilization

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology


Why do societies implode into a mass of statism and tyranny? David Gordon finds some answers with philosopher R.G. Collingwood.

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Real Wage Growth Falls for the Twentieth Month as Biden Celebrates 7 Percent Inflation

U.S. EconomyU.S. History


It's odd for Joe Biden to celebrate an inflation report that still has price inflation growth over 7 percent, especially when real wages are falling and a recession looks more likely every hour. 

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Reflections upon the Centennial of Mises's Socialism

SocialismCapital and Interest Theory


It has been a hundred years since Mises published Socialism. It is more relevant than ever.

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Renewables and EVs in the Grip of Lesseps Syndrome

SocialismStrategyU.S. Economy


The so-called green energy strategy is no strategy at all. Instead, it is an attempt to cripple the energy industries in vain hopes that renewables will magically cover the energy shortfall.

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Relying on Experts: A Proven Path to Failure



American political, educational, and economic life is increasingly dominated by "experts." We should not be surprised that they fail most of the time.

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