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Why We Need a Recession

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

01/20/2016Mises Wire
More credit expansion to keep the current easy-money induced boom going is only delaying the inevitable.
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Why Capitalists Are Repeatedly "Fooled" By Business Cycles

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

12/21/2015Mises Wire
Even when a boom is obvious, it is still in the interests of individual owners and consumers to keep it going.
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Why Gold-Backed Money Doesn’t Bring Booms and Busts

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

12/10/2015Mises Wire
Central bankers would have us believe that creating money “out of thin air” is no problem as long as the “demand for money” increases. They also claim that gold-backed money is more prone to booms and busts. But they’re wrong on both counts.
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We Must Be "Opportunists" In Dismantling the State

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/03/2015Mises Wire
The idea that the state will one day dry up and blow away is an unrealistic fantasy. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be abolitionists. Our goal should always be to seize every opportunity to shrink the State.
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When You're Popular, You Don't Need Freedom of Speech

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

11/09/2015Mises Wire
When you're unpopular, free speech sounds pretty great. But once you control the reins of power, free speech is really just an inconvenience, as the recent rise of the American left with its speech codes and trigger warnings has shown us.
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What "Progressive" Corporate Welfare Looks Like

Corporate WelfareFinancial MarketsHealth

10/13/2015Mises Wire
Progressives would have us believe that they protect ordinary people from greedy corporations. But in truth, policies like Obamacare and Cap and Trade are immense crony capitalist deals that cartelize markets and greatly favor politically connected corporations.
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Why Devaluing the Yuan Won't Help China's Economy

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

08/27/2015Mises Wire
China has recently devalued its currency. Like many governments, the Chinese government thinks this will help the economy by increasing exports. But it will really just destroy real wealth in the process.
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Why Government Hates Cash

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

08/24/2015The Austrian
Governments have long hated physical cash because it allows for untraceable purchases. But a bigger problem for governments is the fact that holders of cash can signal a lack of trust in central banks by removing all their cash from the financial system.
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