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Military Generals Are Just Another Group of Self-Interested Technocrats

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/21/2020

In recent decades, active generals and retired generals have grown into a group of politically influential technocrats who are regularly feted in the media as incorruptible experts.

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MKULTRA and the CIA's War on the Human Mind

Big GovernmentBook Reviews

Blog09/08/2020

Is the CIA a dastardly menace or a hotbed of horrible mistakes? If Stephen Kinzer’s new book is any indication, the answer is both.

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Mises on Syndicalism

SocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/27/2020

Syndicalism is a method of attack by organized labor for the attainment of certain political ends. It requires widespread acts of destruction on "capitalist" institutions as a means of ushering in a socialist regime.

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Money-Supply Growth Hits New High for Third Month in a Row

Money Supply

Blog07/25/2020

During June 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 34.47 percent. That's up from May's rate of 29.5 percent, and up from June 2019's rate of 2.04 percent.

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More Laws Mean More Police Brutality

Legal SystemStrategyThe Police State

Blog07/21/2020

Every law must ultimately be enforced using the police power of the state. For those who resist, this means violent arrest and imprisonment. Or worse.

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Money Supply Growth in May Again Surges to an All-Time High

Money Supply

Blog07/09/2020

During May 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 29.80 percent. That's up from April's rate of 21.3 percent, and up from May 2019's rate of 2.15 percent.

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Mises on the Velocity of Circulation

Monetary Theory

Blog07/07/2020

In this short essay recently found in the Mises Institute Archives, Mises goes over the basics of monetary theory and shows why the concept of velocity of circulation is useless for understanding changes in the purchasing power of the monetary unit.

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Mr. Trump, Don't Deploy the Military to American Cities without Their Consent

Blog06/03/2020

Some conservatives insist on calling for the president to deploy troops to pacify rioters even without the consent of state governments in affected areas. If this happens, it will be yet another nail in the coffin of the principles of decentralization, subsidiarity, and limited federal power.

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