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The Upside-Down World of MMT

Other Schools of Thought

10 hours agoMises Daily Articles
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is a hip economic/financial paradigm apparently sweeping a world unsatisfied with mainstream economics.
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The "Green New Deal" Debunked (Part 2 of 2)

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog01/23/2019

The "Green New Deal" is aptly named, in the sense that the original New Deal was a massive boondoggle that restricted liberty and crippled the economy.

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The Statist (and Senseless) Agenda of Kamala Harris

01/22/2019Power & Market

Kamala Harris wants to buy votes, and she has decided that it is okay to hurt the economy in hopes of achieving her political ambitions.

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Capitalism Doesn't Cause Consumerism — Governments Do

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/21/2019

It's government — not markets — that intervene to "stimulate" ever greater amounts of spending and consumption. A healthy market economy, meanwhile,  relies on both saving and spending.

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The Decline of the Scholar and the Decline of Academia

World History

Blog01/21/2019

The academic scholar, along with the great teacher, is vanishing from the universities and being replaced by one-dimensional specialists.

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Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/18/2019

Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.

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12. Gene Epstein on Commies, Krugman, and Crushing Debaters

The Fed

01/17/2019Audio/Video
Gene Epstein and Bob Murphy cover a variety of topics, including how Gene's reading of Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State lead him to become a free-market libertarian.
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Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

Blog01/17/2019

If the media cared much about the plight of small business owners, we'd see many more stories about how government regulations, taxes, and mandates make life more difficult for both owners and their employees.

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