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Blog56 min ago

Like Mises before us, the Institute's mission is to defend, promote, and develop the ideas vital for a free and prosperous civilization.

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The Loss in Afghanistan Is Only the Latest Chapter in a Long Story of Intervention

War and Foreign Policy

Blog6 hours ago

As US military interventions continue across several continents, we should remember that much of US foreign policy is little more than cleaning up messes the US created. 

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The Idea of a Private Law Society: The Case of Karl Ludwig von Haller

Blog09/26/2021

Never has anything like a state of nature as depicted by social contract theorists existed anywhere.

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The Public Health Officials Say "Trust Us." The Data Says Otherwise.

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Blog09/24/2021

Despite all the data we have on lockdowns, hospitalization trends, and newly emerging vaccination data, one can only marvel at how trust in the public health system and ruling elite can persist in any capacity.

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Too Much Inflation? Just Raise the Inflation Target!

Money and Banks

Blog09/23/2021

The new "2 percent average" standard from last year helped the inflationists, but there are now calls for scrapping the "too low" 2 percent inflation limit altogether.

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The Prospects for Soft Secession in America

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Blog09/21/2021

Is this trend toward soft secession necessarily illiberal? Is the potential for creating more states or political subdivisions, even if smaller and less sclerotic, moving us further from an idealized Hoppean private community model?

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The Eurozone Is Going down the Same Stagnating Road as Japan

Money and Banks

Blog09/18/2021

As Japan did, the eurozone is betting all on government spending, stimulus packages, and massive debt monetization. In other words, there is no real economic recovery in sight. 

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The Fed Is Bailing Out the Wealthy as Everyone Else Pays the Price

Money and Banks

Blog09/15/2021

Petrou's new book on monetary policy details how the Fed's turn toward QE and ultralow interest rates have done wonders for billionaires while impoverishing millions of ordinary people. 

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