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Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation
Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.
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Big GovernmentCentral BanksU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory
A serious political discussion at the federal level would center on structural problems of war and peace, debt and the dollar, and entitlements. But America in 2022 is a deeply unserious country.
Booms and BustsInflationBusiness CyclesGold Standard
While an increase in the supply of gold money would lead to higher consumer prices, such increases in the gold supply do not lead to boom-bust cycles.
Free MarketsSocialismMonopoly and Competition
Among Mises's contributions was his doctrine of consumer sovereignty in a free market.
War and Foreign Policy
Modern warfare is a product of the state, which engages in violence at home and abroad. Peace is possible, but only when the state loses power.
AntipoliticsBig GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismStrategy
While Elon Musk says he will bring free speech back to Twitter, the forces of statism will not be still. The jury is out on how successful Musk's experiment will be.
The FedBusiness CyclesInterventionism
As the economy moves into recession, government and Fed officials will increase intervention. If they want an economic recovery, the best course is to permit free markets to work.