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Notes from the Digital Gulag

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CulturePolitics

Blog12/23/2022

Remember those dystopian futuristic films in which the evil people try to electronically erase the heroes? Social media companies are trying to recreate that scenario.

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No Surprise: Wall Street Wants to Raise the Target Inflation Rate above 2 Percent

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog12/12/2022

Twenty-six years ago, the debate was over whether or not the target inflation rate should be raised from zero to 2 percent. Now we're being told it should be 4 or 6 percent.

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Nationality and Statelessness: The Kuwaiti Bidoon

AntipoliticsDecentralization and Secession

Blog11/11/2022

All too often, people equate their nationality with a particular state. Yet, as Mises noted, nationality does not depend at all upon a formal entity tied to a government.

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Niebuhr, My God, to Thee

Free MarketsSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/11/2022

Lutheran theologian Reinhold Niebuhr attracted numerous followers in postwar America in part because of his attacks on the free market. Perhaps he should have read Mises.

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No, Ordinary Russians Are Not Responsible for the Crimes of the Russian Regime

World History

Blog09/28/2022

In wartime, politicians frequently attempt to claim that all the citizens of foreign states are guilty of all the crimes their regimes commit. This is a modern invention, and a barbaric one.

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New York City Subways: The Woes of Socialist Enterprises

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationSocialism

Blog09/01/2022

New York City’s subways have become a nightmare, with rampant crime, delays, derailments, and poorly capitalized. This is a gift from "backdoor socialism."

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Nine Ways Debt and Deficit Spending Severely Harm African Societies

Free MarketsKeynesSocialism

Blog07/09/2022

Keynesian economics is a scourge to any nation that tries it, and African countries are no exception.

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No, It's Not "Greed" or "Price Gouging" That's Driving up Gas Prices

Blog06/15/2022

By late 2021, fueled by trillions in newly printed money, gasoline prices had surged to ten-year highs. Now, even in inflation-adjusted terms, gasoline prices are surging to new highs. 

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