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What the Looming US-China Currency War Means for the Economy

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

If the world gets into a currency war — with the assault on wages and savings that devaluation entails — no one wins.

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Why the Dollar Rules the World — And Why Its Reign Could End

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

The US dollar came to rule the world in the wake of two world wars. But back then, the dollar's hegemony was based on a solid foundation of savings and capital accumulation. But today, the dollar's growth is based on huge piles of debt.

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Why Mises Opposed a Global Government for Managing Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/12/2019

For Ludwig von Mises, international bureaucracies like the WTO devoted to enforcing "free trade" are not progress. They're simply another type of government planning.

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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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Wars and Domestic Massacres

Legal SystemU.S. History

The greatest single contribution we could make to ending killing and violence is to end America's foreign wars.

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Wage Earners and Employers

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/29/2019Mises Daily Articles
The characteristic principle of capitalism is that it is mass production to supply the masses. Big business serves the many.
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Who Will Be the Next Governor of the Bank of England?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/29/2019

Five names seem to be emerging as the consistent front runners in the race to become the next head of Britain’s central bank.

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Why Powell Fears a Gold Standard

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/20/2019

The fact that politicians, central bankers, and “too big to fail” bankers all oppose a gold standard is a tacit admission that hard money would serve as an effective constraint on their activities.

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