Mises Wire

The "Barbarous Relic" Helped Enable a World More Civilized than Today's

KeynesMonetary PolicyGold Standard

Blog12/12/2022

John Maynard Keynes derided gold-based money as a "barbarous relic," yet it was gold that enabled a long regime of honest money -- and the advance of civilization.

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The World Needs More Energy and Less Energy Regulation

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

Blog12/10/2022

Energy production in the USA and elsewhere is in trouble because of government control. We need more energy and less regulation.

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The Corporate Fairy Tale Is Dying as Economic Reality Sets In

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog12/10/2022

For nearly two decades, business, academic, and political elites have spread the fiction that central banks can engineer prosperity by printing more money. Markets now are discrediting that fairy tale.

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The G7 Cap on Russian Oil Is a Subsidy to China

Global Economy

Blog12/10/2022

Beijing must be very happy. Thanks to the "price cap," the Asian giant will secure a long-term supply at al attractive price from Russia and sell refined products globally at higher margins.

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Teaching Critical Race Theory Isn't Education; It's Indoctrination

ProgressivismStrategy

Blog12/09/2022

The more we understand critical race theory, the more we understand that it is not compatible with a free society.

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The Jobs "Boom" Isn't So Hot When We Remember Nearly Six Million Men Are Missing from the Workforce

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/08/2022

There appears to be a six-million-man gap between the number of men in the prime age group—age 25–54—and the number of those men actually in the workforce.

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The Student Murders in Idaho Highlight the Unimpressive Police Record on Violent Crime

U.S. History

Blog12/07/2022

Like the police in similar communities, the Moscow, Idaho Police have long focused on petty drug offenses while more serious violent crime and property crime receives far less attention.

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The Ongoing Covid Deceptions: How Ruling Elites Lied about Masks and Mask Mandates

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismThe Police State

Blog12/06/2022

During the worst days of the covid lockdowns and mandates, Americans were told that wearing masks was a matter of life and death. However, those giving the orders didn't believe what they were saying.

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