Biden has proposed a new $200 tax on rifles and magazines, with a $10,000 fine for noncompliance. Registration involves filling out a thirteen-page form, with fingerprints and a photograph of yourself.
Decentralized societies that value local customs, institutions, and governments are obstacles to the expansion of the regime's power. Not surprisingly, central governments do all they can to destroy this.
Central bank digital currencies need to be centralized and manipulable to some extent in order to use them to implement monetary policy, which is central bankers' goal. This characteristic makes them a very risky proposition.
The 1920 article by Mises is as unknown today by graduate students in economics as it was in 1990, 1950, or 1930. But at least one man in the socialist camp admitted to the New York literati that Mises was right.