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Bill Sanders: How Creative Conflict Expands the Value Pie

Value facilitation is a creative act of imagination, design, assembly, communication and agile responsiveness. Our Economics For Business model applies these actions in the pursuit of new economic value. Bill Sanders, an expert in contract negotiation in business, applies them in dealmaking and business relationship management. His book, Creative Conflict: A Practical Guide For Business […]

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America Still Loves the Warfare State

The difficulty Trump encountered in trying to even slightly scale back American military schemes shows just how far Americans are from abandoning the idea that the United States is the indispensable nation entitled to fight wars always and everywhere.  Original Article: “America Still Loves the Warfare State“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by […]

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Guatemala: The Human Rights Nightmare That Is the US Drug War

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala earlier this week to bestow millions of dollars in new foreign aid on that government. The Biden administration is pretending that giving more US tax dollars to Central American governments will miraculously reduce the surge of illegal immigrants that Biden’s appointees are welcoming in Arizona, Texas, and elsewhere. The […]

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“Supply Bottlenecks” as an Excuse for Inflation

One of the arguments most used by central banks regarding the increase in inflation is that it is because of bottlenecks and that the recovery in demand has created tensions in the supply chain. However, the evidence shows us that most commodities have risen in tandem in an environment of a wide level of spare capacity and […]

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The Meaning of Market Democracy

The Free Market 24, no. 12 ( 2004) The democracy of the market is not the democracy that Plato spoke of in his Republic (c. 370 BC) as “a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a kind of equality to equals and unequals alike,” nor that Aristotle in his Rhetoric […]

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Private Security Apps May Be the Future of Neighborhood Policing

We’re beginning to see some early attempts by private firms to provide simple, affordable private security beyond wealthy or corporate clients.  Original Article: “Private Security Apps May Be the Future of Neighborhood Policing“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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How Defamation Suits Are Used to Stifle Free Speech

The average American can be forgiven for assuming that he or she can freely criticize the government and government personnel without fear of being sued by the government for libel or slander. This is indeed true most of the time. But it doesn’t mean that government agents with hurt feelings won’t sometimes try suing private citizens […]

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How Facebook Turned its Market Success Into a Culture War on America

Corporate America—from Facebook to Google to Major League Baseball—got rich by giving the consumers what they want. Now these big firms will use their riches to crush their ideological enemies. That’s life in a “mixed economy.”  Original Article: “How Facebook Turned its Market Success Into a Culture War on America“ This Audio Mises Wire is […]

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Price Discovery is Alive and Well in Crypto

“If the market continues to see wild swings based on Elon Musk tweets, it’s going to be a big setback for this asset class,” Matt Maley, chief market strategist for Miller Tabak + Co. told Bloomberg. “The fact that it sees such wild swings to the tweets from one person takes away the legitimacy of […]

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Why Corporate Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups Won’t Go Away

Throughout much of human history, a political ruler was often considered to be only as good as his ability to distribute gifts, booty, and other material rewards to his most valuable and loyal servants. In the “barbarian” days of northern Europe, military men expected their kings to lead them to booty, and to distribute gifts […]