Mises Wire

The Debt-Inflation Spiral Is Driving up the Demand for Gold

Central BanksFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog08/15/2020

It is often claimed that inflation reduces the true burden of debt. This is true for existing debt, but those who advocate it as a remedy for government indebtedness fail to understand that it also increases the cost of the government’s future debt.

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Trump Agonistes

Political Theory

Blog08/14/2020

Populists need a status quo to oppose, but now Trump stands as the incumbent.

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The Mises Institute's Master of Arts in Austrian Economics to Commence Next Week

Education

Blog08/13/2020

Will you help the Mises Institute build this new school of graduate economics today?

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Trump's Payroll Tax Order Is Good Politics, but Doesn't Offer Much Tax Relief

Blog08/12/2020

Trump's executive order providing a short deferment on payroll taxes is not really a tax cut. But many voters may perceive it as one.

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The Misplaced Fear of "Monopoly"

Free MarketsMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/11/2020

The political entrepreneur succeeds by using the implicit violence of government to cripple his competitors and harm consumers. The market entrepreneur, on the other hand, makes his fortune by providing consumers with products they need at prices they can afford.

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Throwing Printed Money at This Problem Won't Make It Go Away

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog08/10/2020

The crisis we faced in 2008 has not gone away, as we failed to heed its warning to change course and reduce debt levels. Instead, it has become bigger and more dangerous.

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The Founding Fathers' Coup d'État

Blog08/08/2020

It is quite certain that dissatisfaction with the old Articles was not general, for when the new order was implemented in 1789, it was effected with great difficulty and only through methods both unscrupulous and dishonourable.

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The Covid Crisis Has Helped Make the Blueprint for a European Superstate

Big GovernmentCentral BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog08/08/2020

The “cure” to the current crisis that is forced upon all Europeans now is not just worse than the disease; it is the disease.

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