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China's Mercantilism Is a Recipe for Stagnation

Blog12/04/2019

China is not on track to catch up with the wealthy West. The Chinese state's commitment to highly interventionist mercantilist policies is leading to debt, malinvestment, and stagnation.

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Central Bankers Have Declared War on Your Savings

Blog11/30/2019

Negative rates, higher taxes, and inflation – the statists are employing every measure to gain access to the fruits of your labor.

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Currency Debasement and Social Collapse

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionismMoney and Banking

11/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
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California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate, New Census Data Shows

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog10/29/2019

The high cost of living in California — fueled by government regulations and taxes on the middle class — means the state now has some of the worst poverty and homelessness of any state.

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Central Bank "Stimulus" is Really a Huge Redistribution Scheme

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog09/28/2019

Central banks pretend all these benefits come at no cost to anyone. Unfortunately, we all ultimately pay the price. 

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Can Boris Turn a Hard Brexit Into a Tax Cut?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/06/2019

The establishment media are still wrong-footed on Brexit. Johnson's hardball approach could be a big win for the UK.

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Capitalism Isn't the Reason We're Unhappy

PovertyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/26/2019

The theory goes like this: capitalism combines with consumerism and advertising to make us sad, lonely, and forever chasing after material goods. So we consume endlessly and the Machiavellian capitalists reap the rewards. It's not a great theory.

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Capitalism Didn't Invent "Keeping Up with the Joneses"

Blog07/25/2019

Competition for wealth and social status was hardly created by the capitalist system. People have always competed for these things. Thanks to capitalism, though, this competition is now less violent, and true poverty is easier to avoid.

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