Mises Wire

How the State Seized Control of Marriage

World History

Blog2 hours ago

State regulation of marriage—and the ensuing secularization of marriage that followed—is a historical development that was part of the larger trend toward the expansion of state power.

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Deflation Is Not a Problem: Reversing It Is

Central BanksInflationKeynes

Blog2 hours ago

Keynesian economists claim that deflation is as bad or worse than inflation. But deflation not only reverses inflation's bad effects but also allows new wealth creation.

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Who Really Owns Big Digital Tech?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. Economy

Blog11/30/2022

Is Big Tech a government creation—as the American Conservative recently claimed—or is it the result of entrepreneurs employing a mechanism created for noncommercial uses? It is both, writes Michael Rectenwald.

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Who Pays Wealth Tax: The Rich or the Poor?

CapitalismLabor and WagesTaxes and Spending

Blog11/30/2022

Spain's government is attempting to levy a wealth tax ostensibly to be "in solidarity with the poor." Because wealth taxes ultimately help lower real wages, there will be more poor people to share in the "solidarity."

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Want to Protect Children? Don't Embrace "Safetyism"

Big GovernmentProgressivismThe Police State

Blog11/30/2022

No one seems to support "safetyism," or "helicopter parenting," yet Americans seem obsessed with keeping their children "safe" at all costs. It is not good for children—or their parents.

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Money Supply Growth in October Fell to a 39-Month Low. A Recession Is Now Almost Guaranteed.

U.S. Economy

Blog11/29/2022

Money supply growth slowed even more in October, and is now back to levels we last saw during the repo liquidity crunch of 2019, and in the days right before the 2007–09 recession. 

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Money Laundering: Another Noncrime Pursued by Criminal Authorities

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police State

Blog11/29/2022

Money laundering is illegal in the USA, but like so many other federal crimes, it is difficult to identify and define. That is the perfect recipe for government abuse of innocent people.

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As Easy Money Crashes, the Political and Legal Effects Appear

Financial MarketsInflationMedia and Culture

Blog11/29/2022

As inflation ravages the economy, easy money is disappearing, with political and legal consequences to follow.

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