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The Week in Review: March 25, 2016

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

03/26/2016Mises Wire
Terrorism gripped the headlines again as terrorists struck Brussels, but this latest colossal security failure for Europe and the West is not likely to lead to an evaluation of the value of state security.
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The Week in Review: March 19, 2016

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/19/2016Mises Wire
In the Fed’s desperation to hold off the coming pain, will Yellen start listening to Ben Bernanke and embrace the absurdity of negative interest rates? We are already seeing the consequences of such policy play out in Switzerland, Germany, and Japan.
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The Week in Review: March 12, 2016

Taxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

03/12/2016Mises Wire
The consequences of our government’s rigged society are all around us, be it the increasing reliance on food stamps, a far reaching tax system, or the gratuitous examples of well-connected elites enriching themselves from state intervention.
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The Week in Review: March 5, 2016

The FedMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

03/05/2016Mises Wire
Murray Rothbard would have turned 90 years old on Wednesday, and his contributions to economics have never been more relevant. Rothbard’s uncompromising assault on the state has made him one of the rare scholars to see his influence grow, even after his passing.
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The Week in Review: February 27, 2016

The FedMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

02/27/2016Mises Wire
Dissatisfaction with the Fed appears to have gone mainstream, and this may increase if the Fed descends into negative interest rate policies. But, as always, a sound understanding of economics is key.
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The Week in Review: February 20, 2016

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/20/2016Mises Wire
Whether we're talking about central banks or the US Supreme Court, governments everywhere continue to centralize power in the hands of the very few. The problem with this, though, is that successful central planning is impossible and leads to economic chaos.
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The Week in Review: February 13, 2016

Global EconomyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

02/13/2016Mises Wire
As anger builds at the arrogance of central bankers, it’s becoming ever clearer that there is no plan for monetary policy to return to “normal.” As Robert Murphy explained at our recent event in Houston, the Fed’s magic trick just won’t work.
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The Week in Review: February 6, 2016

The FedFree MarketsMoney and Banks

02/06/2016Mises Wire
This week’s Iowa caucuses mean that election season has officially begun. While the names may change, the spectacle every four years represents the triumph of compulsion over cooperation.
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