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How the US Wages War to Prop up the Dollar

01/08/2020Power & Market

After decades of Cold War spending, the US had to find a way to keep its massive war budgets and domestic spending going without ruining the dollar. Controlling the flow of dollars spent on oil turned out to be a fix.

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Private Property

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

01/07/2020Mises Daily Articles
Private ownership of the means of production is the fundamental institution of the market economy. It is the institution the presence of which characterizes the market economy as such. Where it is absent, there is no question of a market economy.
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Oil Prices Surge, but That's Fine for Some US Interest Groups

01/07/2020Power & Market

If oil prices remain at a sustained high due to a war with Iran, it would mean a higher cost of living for most Americans, but it could help certain regions and populations within the US, such as oil-producing states like Texas and Oklahoma.

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Money Supply Growth Surged to a 33-Month High in November

Money Supply

Blog01/07/2020

During November 2019, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 6.22 percent. That's up from October's rate of 4.93 percent, and from November 2018's rate of 3.07 percent.

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Now Is the Time to De-Escalate War with Iran

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/06/2020

The Iraqi parliament response to the recent US airstrike — expelling all US troops from Iraq — suggests that an escalation of the ongoing US-Iran conflict would not be as simple as pro-war factions of the US regime would like it to be.

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Three Bad Arguments for the Minimum Wage

Blog01/04/2020

Many advocates for minimum wage hikes argue that the hikes are good for the businesses themselves. But if that were true, the businesses would happily hike wages.

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The US's Latest Bombing Shows the US Lost the Iraq War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/03/2020

"To recognize that the Baghdadi government is an enemy of the United States is to acknowledge that not only was the Iraq war a mistake, but that its outcome was a boon for Iran."

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Understanding Money Mechanics

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

01/02/2020Audio/Video
Dr. Bob Murphy introduces an upcoming e-book on the mechanics of the Fed.
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