Mises Wire

Want to Protect Children? Don't Embrace "Safetyism"

Big GovernmentProgressivismThe Police State

Blog1 hour ago

No one seems to support "safetyism," or "helicopter parenting," yet Americans seem obsessed with keeping their children "safe" at all costs. It is not good for children—or their parents.

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Will Global Rate Hikes Set Off a Global Debt Bomb?

Central BanksFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog11/21/2022

All of the excess of unproductive debt issued during the period of complacency will exacerbate the problem in 2023 and 2024.

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Why Did Trussonomics Fail So Quickly?

Big GovernmentEconomic Policy

Blog11/21/2022

Liz Truss sought to be another Margaret Thatcher, but her ballyhooed budget numbers did not add up.

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Why Cambridge Philosopher Raymond Geuss Hates Free Markets and Individualism

DemocracyLiberalismSocialism

Blog11/18/2022

Geuss claims to be a liberal against liberalism. Given that he has praised Lenin and Mao, that part about being against liberalism is certainly true. 

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Without Easy Money, the Tech Sector Faces Layoffs and Losses

U.S. History

Blog11/17/2022

Cheap money in the last decade has meant good times for companies that barely make money and hire employees who barely work. But those times are now ending. 

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World War I: The Great War Was also the Great Enabler of Progressive Governance

The FedU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog11/16/2022

Historians praise the US entry into World War I because it enabled an Allied victory. But it also led to the economic disasters of the 1920s and ’30s.

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What I Learned from my Grandfather about Money

Monetary PolicyU.S. History

Blog11/16/2022

The author recalls the 1922 peace dollar his grandfather gave him sixty years ago. Real money.

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Why "Greedflation" Isn't Real

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog11/14/2022

Contrary to myth, businesses can't just set prices at whatever level they want. "Greedy" capitalists can ask for higher prices, but prices mean little if people are unable or unwilling to pay them.

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