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The Welfare State is Tearing Sweden Apart

Blog05/28/2019

The welfare state is a key ingredient in sowing social mistrust and discord among diverse groups in Sweden.

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The Lure of a Stable Price Level

U.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesPrices

05/27/2019Mises Daily Articles
The siren song of a stable price level had lured leading politicians and economists since as early as 1911.
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The Neo-Marxist Roots of Modern Monetary Theory

Blog05/27/2019

The thesis that “deficits don’t matter” does not begin with the English economist John Maynard Keynes, but with the much-less-known Polish economist Michal Kalecki.

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The Real Meaning of Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2019

Deflation is not a matter of animal spirits or consumer expectations. It is the result of earlier creation of money "out of thin air" by central banks and commerical banks. Deflation is the natural result.

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The World Is Growing Tired of Government-Controlled Fiat Currencies

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog05/23/2019

Central Banks and the fiat reserve dollar hegemony won’t cede their power to cryptocurrencies easily,  and they're now resorting to a return to precious metals to stave off the threat of individual monetary sovereignty, Bitcoin, and the digital revolution.  

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The Unseen Costs of "Medicare for All"

Health

Blog05/21/2019

Many of the worst costs that will come with "Medicare for All" won't be calculated in dollars. They'll come in the form of doctor shortages, long wait times, and less access to care.

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Tucker Carlson and AOC Are Wrong About Christianity and Usury

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog05/21/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks Christian theology supports her bill on excessive interest. Her position ignores the actual history of Christian views of usury.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

05/20/2019Audio/Video
Andy Duncan joins Jeff to review an overlooked classic by Mises: The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.
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