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No, Sen. Warren, Greed Is Not Causing Inflation

U.S. Economy

Blog12/20/2021

If evil corporations are to blame for rising prices in 2021, as Elizabeth Warren says, I imagine that they were magnanimous and generous corporations when there was low or no inflation, right?

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Who Will Inflate Faster? Europe or the Fed?

Money and Banks

Blog12/18/2021

The demand for money is key in exchange rates and a major factor in the exchange rate is the relative change in the growth of respective money supplies. 

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Why "Macro" Thinking in Economics Is Such a Problem

Socialism

Blog12/18/2021

The knowledge of government planners is much overrated. Instead, we must "trust no man beyond his infinitesimal area of competence; hold him to the very little he knows."

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The Fed Is Hawkish Now? I’ll Believe It When I See It.

Money and Banks

Blog12/17/2021

We're told they're hawks now, but the Fed is still thinking the way it has thought for the entirety of the twelve years since 2009, when today’s QE experiment began.

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A Forgotten Misesian: Remembering Philip Cortney

Blog12/17/2021

The career of Philip Cortney, a friend of Mises and Hazlitt, provides some interesting insight into the first generation of the American Austrian school.

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How the Classical Gold Standard Fueled the Rise of the State

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog12/16/2021

The classical gold standard brought the rise of central banks and state-imposed monetary "standardization."  This set the stage for later monetary disasters. 

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It’s Time to Renew Your Mises Membership

Blog12/16/2021

If you believe in Austrian economics, freedom, and peace, join the Mises Institute in our crusade against statism in all its many forms.

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Conservatives and the Free Trade Straw Man

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/16/2021

Conservatism is allegedly grounded in a recognition of the natural limits of humanity. But when it comes to free trade, conservatives throw all that out the window. 

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