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Unemployment Kills: The Longer Lockdowns Last, the Worse It Will Get

Blog04/30/2020

Thirty million Americans are now unemployed, in part thanks to government "lockdowns." Meanwhile, unemployment in many cases doubles the unemployed person's risk of death through disease, suicide, or drug overdose.

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Understanding Money Mechanics: A Crash Course on the Fed

The Fed

Blog01/15/2020

Economist Robert Murphy lays out the purpose and structure of his upcoming book Understanding Money Mechanics, a guide to the Federal Reserve System that is a must-read for laymen. It will be released as a bimonthly serial on the Mises Wire and then published as a book.

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Understanding Elizabeth Warren's "Radical" Wealth Tax

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog12/03/2019

Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth taxes will have devastating consequences on capital formation, and will encourage investors to hold riskier assets than they otherwise would have.

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Unions and Protectionism, Not Free Trade, Doomed the Rust Belt

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/18/2019

In the second half of the twentieth century, pro-union and anti-trade policies led to a Rust Belt that became uncompetitive, costly, and unable to cope with reality. More protectionism won't save the region now.

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US Immigration Enforcement: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

ImmigrationLegal System

Blog07/10/2019

"Here's the problem. If you give government a job to do, even one that seems justified in the abstract, it will use its power to make a terrible mess in practice."

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US Will Increase Pressure on Hong Kong In An Attempt to Cripple China's Growing Tech Influence

Global Economy

Blog05/10/2019

Huawei’s 5G global ambitions, coupled with the global trade effort known as the "Belt and Road Initiative" means the US government is motivated to undermine Hong Kong's monetary stability.

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US Sanctions Against Venezuela Will Hurt Americans

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/18/2017
Sanctions against foreign nations are ultimately built upon restricting the freedom of Americans.
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Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

HealthPolitical Theory

Blog04/24/2017
Defenders of socialized medicine swear there are no "death panels." But a recent case in the UK betrays this claim yet again.
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