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August Money-Supply Growth Rate Falls to 12-Year Low

Money Supply

Blog7 hours ago

The money supply growth rate fell in August, dropping to a 150-month low.  To find a lower growth rate, we need to go back to August 2007, when the rate was 1.59 percent.

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A Rothbardian Take on Negative Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/19/2019

Joe Weisenthal is questioning whether people should be able to deposit their money in a checking account and be paid interest on it — Rothbardians have been saying that for decades. 

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Auberon Herbert On Self Defense

Political Theory

Blog08/16/2019

"If the self is the real property of the individual, force may be employed to repel the force that would take from an individual this special bit of property in himself."

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Abolish the Federal Death Penalty

Legal System

Blog08/13/2019

Federal criminal prosecutions ought to be abolished and left to the states. But until that happens, abolishing the federal death penalty is a good place to start.

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As Democrats Push a "Wealth Tax," Here's Why Other Countries Got Rid Of It

Expect a "wealth tax" to be a popular idea during the Democratic debates, but it's really a tax on the creation of new wealth.

06/26/2019Power & Market
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Article Submission Guidelines for Mises Wire

Blog06/18/2019

I've received a few questions recently about submission guidelines for Mises Wire, so here are the guidelines.

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As Fed Founders, Get Ready for More Radical Monetary Policy

The Fed has basically given up on "normalization" which means central bankers and their friends are working on even more radical policy options for the next crisis.

05/09/2019Power & Market
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American Interventionists Hurt the Cause of Freedom in Venezuela

Blog05/01/2019

By threatening the Venezuelan regime and imposing sanctions, the US has only inflamed Venezuelan nationalism, while providing the regime with a convenient scapegoat.

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