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The ECB’s Latest Big Mistake

Money and Banking

Blog12/31/2020

The worst excuse of all is that “there is no inflation.” It’s like driving a car at 300 miles an hour on the highway, looking in the rearview mirror and saying, “we haven’t killed ourselves yet, accelerate.”

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The Result of "Too Much Money": Asset Price Inflation and Inequality

Money and Banks

Blog12/31/2020

While it took the Federal Reserve almost six years to create 3.5 trillion in new US dollar liquidity after 2008, this time around, it took only ten months to unleash a monetary tsunami of $3 trillion, with the projection of at least another $1.8 trillion next year.

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Materialism Fails to Explain the West's Conflict with Islam

World History

Blog12/31/2020

Different people often react quite differently to the same conditions, so attempts to blame religious conflict on material deprivation fail. Ideological differences also better explain why Islam is not monolithic. 

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Make the Mises Institute Stronger in 2021

Blog12/31/2020

How has the Left had so much success in a nation that was the direct byproduct of classical liberalism? By controlling the narrative and leveraging that status for political power.

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The Mises Review: Book Reviews from 2020

Book Reviews

Blog12/30/2020

As we prepare for 2021, here is a collection of Dr. Gordon's book reviews from the past year. Each article features his piercing Rothbardian-insight into some of the most important new books of 2020.

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Larry Summers Reminds Us That Federal "Stimulus" Mostly Exists to Help Wall Street

Money and Banks

Blog12/30/2020

For people who remain mystified as to how populists like Donald Trump get elected, they need not look much further than this. 

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The Disaster of Bretton Woods vs. a Real Gold Standard

Book ReviewsMoney and Banking

Blog12/30/2020

The French economist Jacques Rueff was the foremost opponent in the twentieth century of the gold exchange standard.  He well described how the Bretton Woods enabled the US government to engage in seemingly endless deficit spending. 

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Debating Socialism: The Seligman-Nearing Debate at 100

Socialism

Blog12/30/2020

In January 1921, thirty-five hundred people packed the Lexington Theater in midtown Manhattan to hear a debate of socialism. Ludwig von Mises in Vienna later called the debate "instructive."

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