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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy

Blog07/18/2018

The poor are certainly poor compared to the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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How A Central Bank Caused One of History's Biggest Cons

World History

Blog07/18/2018

Perhaps no lesson from history better illustrates the dangers of credit expansion-fuelled business cycles than the story of the imaginary country of Poyais.

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How the UK Can Escape Angela Merkel and the EU

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/16/2018

Turning toward sound money and freer trade with the US could help free Britain from Brussels and Berlin.

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How the United Kingdom Became a Police State

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog07/06/2018

Contrary to the government's claims, Britain is not becoming safer as the British government becomes bigger.

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Help Us Give Books to Mises U Students

Blog06/28/2018

Help us give students a deeper understanding of liberty.

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How the Fed Enables Money Creation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/11/2018

It's true that the Fed doesn't directly set a target for money creation. But by setting interest-rate targets, the Fed adopts a de facto policy of money creation. 

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How Keynes Took Over the World

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

06/09/2018Books
In a few short years, Keynes conquered the economics profession and transformed public policy. How?

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How Protectionism Squanders Capital

06/07/2018Power & Market

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How Business Owners Take Cues From Interest Rates

Blog06/01/2018

To keep market share, business owners must respond to increases in consumer demands — even if owners suspect demand is being goosed by money printing.

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History is Clear, Central Banks Fail to Assure Economic Stability

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/31/2018

It is unfortunate that a scholar as careful as Robert Skidelsky has chosen to downplay the historical reality of the failure of central banking.

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