Mises Wire

National Currencies' Tragic Race to the Bottom

Money and Banks

Blog01/04/2021

The dollar has benefited mightily from the abandonment of commodity money, the Bretton Woods system, and the rise of competing fiat currencies. This is partly why the dollar has come to dominate international trade. 

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Why the 2020s Won't Be like the Roaring 20s

World HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/04/2021

The 1920s featured political détente, debt liquidations by prior consumer price inflation, an introductory stalling of monetary inflation, a German economic miracle, and a broad-based technological revolution. The 2020s have none of these. 

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The Betrayal of the Canadian Liberals

World History

Blog01/02/2021

The Canadian Liberal Party began as a party of classical liberalism, radically supportive of freedom and free markets. But those days are long over.

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The Cult of Smart

Book ReviewsEducation

Blog01/02/2021

The government spends vast amounts of money on educational programs that aim to give “equal opportunity” to those deemed disadvantaged, but there is little or no evidence that these programs achieve anything.

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Decentralize New York City!

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/02/2021

Staten Island once voted 2-to-1 to leave New York City. The Manhattan overlords ignored the vote. But Staten Island would be better off as a separate city, and the same holds true for Brooklyn and Queens. 

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2021: Welcome to Post-persuasion America

Anti-PoliticsMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog01/01/2021

Mobilization and separation, not persuasion, is the way forward.

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Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden: The Man versus the State

Media and Culture

Blog01/01/2021

The Italian film director Pietro Marcello brings us a film that visibly moves the needle toward individualism and against collectivism in all its various manifestations.

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Mises and Philosophical Minimalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog01/01/2021

Mises defends praxeology using philosophical minimalism, that is, by sticking to the core fact that people act and make choices.

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