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Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk

Money and Banking

08/10/2017Mises Wire
Risk premiums determined in an unhampered market align the interests of savers and investors. When central banks interfere with this, trouble results.
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Congress Loves to Slap Sanctions on Foreign Regimes — But Do They Ever Work?

War and Foreign Policy

Economic sanctions as foreign policy are based on the idea that it's good to make civilians suffer in order to bring about regime change. It's a failed strategy.
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Candidate Trump: "I Love Wikileaks." President Trump: "Arrest Assange!"

War and Foreign Policy

The Trump administration’s declaration of war on whistleblowers and Wikileaks is one of the greatest disappointments in these first 100 days.
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Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Congress may make some small cuts in spending, those cuts will be dwarfed by spending increases on infrastructure at home and military spending abroad.
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Conceived in Liberty: The Medieval Communes of Europe

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

The urban "communes" of medieval Europe were the early cradle of economic and political freedoms that would transform Europe in later centuries.
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Cash Banned, Freedom Gone

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

04/05/2016Mises Wire
Europe continues to move toward banning physical cash. But, in spite of government claims, it's not about fighting crime. It's about economic control.
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