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The Fed and the Housing Bubble/Bust

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. History

Blog10/01/2020

By flooding the market with cheap credit, Alan Greenspan pushed interest rates (including mortgage rates) down to artificially low levels. This caused the bubble in house prices and misallocated too many real resources to the housing sector.

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Blog10/01/2020

The Mises Institute exists to set the record straight. Economics shouldn’t be left to “experts” with Ivy League degrees serving in government agencies. It exposes the schemes of ambitious politicians and would-be tyrants everywhere.

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The NRA Would Be Wise to Leave New York ASAP

Blog10/01/2020

The NRA would be wise to vote with its feet. Millions of Americans have already escaped the high taxes and freedom-destroying blue state regimes by doing the same.

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Rising Homicides This Year May Be Yet Another Side Effect of Covid Lockdowns

Blog09/30/2020

Homicides were flat through 2019. Then spring 2020 arrived, and with it a wave of homicides in many American cities. Could the social and economic effects of lockdowns be the cause?

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The Wisdom of Cato's Letters

Political Theory

Blog09/30/2020

No man has the power to take life or property from another except in self defense. It would be immoral to do otherwise, and man cannot make it moral by having the state do it.

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Hoppe's Localist, Decentralist Strategy Is Working in Brazil

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog09/30/2020

In Brazil the most effective reforms seem to be accumulating at the state and local levels. There has been real success in pushing back against tax increases and more.

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Ron Paul Remains Unstoppable

Blog09/29/2020

In a very real sense Dr. Paul is the only Misesian ever to serve in Congress. 

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The Core of Austrian Theory

Prices

If the hallmark of conventional economics is unrealistic models, the hallmark of Austrian economics is a profound appreciation of the price system. Prices provide us with critical information about the relative scarcity of goods and services.

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