Mises Wire

Central Banks Are Messing with Your Head

Blog03/21/2019

By tinkering with interest rates, central banks tinker with the way human beings see the present and the future, and their value systems overall.

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Cash for Clunkers: Yet Another Way Government Increased the Cost of Living

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog03/18/2019

No economy is made better off by destroying existing resources. But that's what "cash for clunkers" tried to do, while only driving up the price of transportation for middle and lower-middle class families.

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Capitalist Investment: The Greatest Type of Charity

Blog03/15/2019

When a capitalist invests in a business — thus increasing worker productivity and earnings — he's performing a humanitarian service to the community.

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China's Slowdown is Exposing the Cracks in the Global Economy

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/06/2019

Since 2008, China has amassed a mountain of debt, and continues to operate countless "zombie" companies and money-losing factories.

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Capitalism as It Is and as It Is Seen by the Common Man

EducationFree MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog02/11/2019

Even in the heyday of liberalism only a few people had a full grasp of the functioning of the market economy. 

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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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Cultural Marxism Is Real

Blog01/09/2019

The term "cultural Marxism" has been in circulation for over forty years and describes an indentifiable intellectual movement.

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Cleaning Up "Marxist Trash" is the Best Way for Bolsonaro to Build a Better Brazil

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog01/04/2019

It is encouraging to see the rise of a popular politician willing to use his platform to openly call out the dangers of Marxist ideology.

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