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The Feds Want to Snoop on Your Encrypted Data. It's "for the Children."

Big GovernmentLegal SystemThe Police State

Blog09/01/2020

Although governments continue to insist "it's for the children," we should never go back to the dark ages of privacy before easy-to-use encryption. Nor should we allow a "back door" for governments to access our data.

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The True Costs of Zombie Companies and Easy Money

Blog08/31/2020

Zombie companies spawned by ultralow interest rates are not merely inefficient. They truly make us poorer.

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The Social and Economic Side Effects of Negative Interest Rates

InflationCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/26/2020

Negative interest rates lead to zombie firms, rampant consumerism, and growing obstacles to entrepreneurship. 

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The Global Jobless Recovery

Global EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/22/2020

So far, the United States is leading Europe in employment improvement, but the full recovery is extremely far away.

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The War on Landlords Has Begun

Blog08/17/2020

It does not bode well for our society when proposals to simply expropriate property are becoming more and more prevalent and discussed with more seriousness.

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The Debt-Inflation Spiral Is Driving up the Demand for Gold

Central BanksFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog08/15/2020

It is often claimed that inflation reduces the true burden of debt. This is true for existing debt, but those who advocate it as a remedy for government indebtedness fail to understand that it also increases the cost of the government’s future debt.

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Trump Agonistes

Political Theory

Blog08/14/2020

Populists need a status quo to oppose, but now Trump stands as the incumbent.

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The Mises Institute's Master of Arts in Austrian Economics to Commence Next Week

Education

Blog08/13/2020

Will you help the Mises Institute build this new school of graduate economics today?

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