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The Cure for Inflation

Blog8 hours ago

Although huge government expenditures are not in themselves inflationary, a large deficit is almost certain to be financed by inflationary means—by directly or indirectly printing more money.

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Mises and Moral Relativism

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog11 hours ago

Mises thought that social cooperation through the free market resulted in peace and prosperity, regardless of whether people or societies accepted this or not.

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Should Investors Focus on Risk Rather Than Profit?

Financial Markets

Blog09/25/2020

The stock market does not have a life of its own. In a relatively free economy, success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.  

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Abenomics: Big Debts with Nothing to Show for It

Financial MarketsMonetary PolicyWorld History

Blog09/24/2020

Japan's government is now addicted to easy money Abenomics. With Abe now gone, the next leader might tinker around with altered approaches, but it will be more of the same.

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Can Governments Really Make the Workplace Safer?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/24/2020

What bureaucrats call "safety" often just means lower wages and more unemployment. This hardly provides workers with a safer and more secure life overall.

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What Is Conservatism?

Blog09/24/2020

Although many Americans often conflate the two ideologies, conservatism and (classical) liberalism are historically quite distinct. Indeed, conservatism has long been explicitly hostile to both capitalism and classical liberalism.

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Three Barriers to Improving Poverty Rates in America

Poverty

Blog09/24/2020

Government policy encourages single parent household formation while discouraging full-time employment and driving up housing costs.

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Compulsory vs. Free Education

Education

Blog09/23/2020

Compulsory public schooling is like having the government use the taxpayers' money to set up a nationwide chain of public newspapers and then compelling all people to read them.

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