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The Debt Ceiling: An Affectionate History

U.S. History

Blog10/01/2021

The debt ceiling served an important historical purpose. It continues to serve this purpose today. Raising it without limit is not necessary and is a dangerous precedent.

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How the "Respectable" Media Serves the Political Elite

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/30/2021

"American media are divided into “respectable” and “non-respectable” media. Respectable media, which are the only ones that are read by the American political elite, and presumably are all that filters down to European readers, are completely biased in favor of social democracy." — Murray...

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Join Us in the Battle of Ideas by Doubling Your Gift Today!

Blog09/30/2021

“Covid,” “global warming,” “overpopulation,” “domestic extremism”—the crisis may change, but the playbook remains the same. But we can change the outcome.

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Defaulting on the Debt Is the Moral Thing to Do

U.S. History

Blog09/30/2021

Raising the debt limit will only delay the inevitable while courting fiscal and monetary chaos: higher interest rates, cuts to social programs, a declining dollar, and price inflation. 

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"The Great Reset" Is the Road to Socialism Mises Warned Us About

Big GovernmentInterventionism

Blog09/30/2021

Just as Mises warned, interventionism succeeded where communism failed, successfully toppling governments around the world that never had true respect for property rights.

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It's Not Good Enough to "Look at the Data"

Money and Banks

Blog09/30/2021

Data analysis can establish some information about correlations. But good thinking about causation only comes from sound logical economic theory. 

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How the West Adopted China-Style Lockdowns

Blog09/29/2021

In the face of an “invisible enemy,” many Western nations have implemented emergency measures that were once considered dystopian and wholly incompatible with liberal democracy. 

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Double Your Gift on Mises's Birthday!

Blog09/29/2021

The crisis may change, but their answer will remain the same: the sacrifice of our freedom to the whims of would-be central planners. We must keep lit the torch that Ludwig von Mises has passed down to us.

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