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European Central Bank Doubles Down on Ultra-Easy Money

09/13/2019Power & Market

The ECB has surrendered and is turning toward even more aggressive easy-money policy as the euro economy slows. Meanwhile, President Trump attempted to use the move to put additional pressure on the Fed to ratchet up its own QE plans.

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Economic Nationalism Is a Philosophy of War

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

08/23/2019Mises Daily Articles
What is needed to make peace durable is a change in ideologies. What generates war is the economic philosophy almost universally espoused today by governments and political parties.
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Economist Ben Powell Reports on His Worldwide Tour of Socialist Countries

Global EconomyOther Schools of Thought

08/06/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Ben Powell discuss Ben's newly-released book Socialism Sucks , co-authored with Robert Lawson.
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Edmund Burke’s Case for Private Charity Over the Welfare State

Blog07/26/2019

As some conservatives increasingly argue for an ever larger state to support "families" and "society," Burke showed through both words and personal actions that the real answer to building up civil society lies in the private sector and not in government programs.

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Environmentalists Are Anti-Human

The Environment

Blog07/23/2019

People use the marketplace to deliver what others need and want. Environmentalism, on the other hand, is built around denying human needs. 

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Economics: Vocation or Profession?

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

07/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
The vocational economist is dedicated to a body of ideas — not merely money, fame, or power — and strives to master the system of economic theory as handed down by the great system builders and innovators of the past.
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Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters

Poverty

Blog06/27/2019

Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.

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