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Young Americans Resist Biden’s Covid Vaccination Campaign

President Joe Biden has failed his vaccination goal. According to the White House, it is unlikely that at least 70 percent of Americans will receive a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine by July 4. Despite this, officials say that Americans will still be protected enough to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. You […]

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John Tamny on When Politicians Panicked

Financial journalist John Tamny has written the definitive book on the disastrous political mismanagement of Covid-19—and the resulting (still unfolding) calamities. When Politicians Panicked is a superb analysis of the economic tradeoffs ignored by alarmist Covid policymakers, and a blow by blow account of their bungling in the early months of 2020. But this is […]

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Can the Lightning Network Lead to “Hyperbitcoinization”?

I spent the last week at the Bitcoin Lounge nestled cozily amid the Free State Project’s annual Porcfest in New Hampshire—named for the Porcupine, the libertarian mascot, and located just 7 miles from the infamous Bretton Woods as the crow flies. As we enjoyed the mild New Hampshire summer, people wandered over to buy $2 sodas with […]

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Why Keynes Was Wrong about Unemployment

Henry Hazlitt’s second law is the observation that everything in Keynes’s General Theory is either unoriginal or untrue. Keynes’s theory of unemployment equilibrium is the most original aspect of his work.  Original Article: “Why Keynes Was Wrong about Unemployment“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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Why the US Supports Secession for Africans, but Not for Americans

The United States has long supported the idea of secession and “self-determination” for some faraway colonies. But the US regime is careful to define self-determination so as to deny any chance of secession closer to home. Original Article: “Why the US Supports Secession for Africans, but Not for Americans“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously […]

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Inflation Is a Form of Embezzlement

Monetary inflation is just a type of embezzlement. Historically, inflation originated when a country’s ruler such as king would force his citizens to give him all their gold coins under the pretext that a new gold coin was going to replace the old one. In the process of minting new coins, the king would lower the […]

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Canada’s Alcohol Laws Are Stuck in the Past

If there is one thing that the never-ending lockdowns have taught us, it’s that Canadians LOVE to drink. This has become especially clear during the pandemic. Unfortunately, Ontario residents are hampered in our beveraging hobby by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). The LCBO is a relic of a bygone age of prohibition. Like every […]

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Record Numbers of Coloradans Are Crossing the Wyoming Border to Buy Illegal Fireworks

It’s almost Independence Day, and for many Coloradans, that means a trip to Wyoming to buy illegal fireworks. That is, it’s time to buy fireworks that are illegal in Colorado, but legal in Wyoming. In fact, this fact so well-known to everyone that Wyoming officials don’t even try to hide the fact. This can be […]

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The Policy and Politics of Cancer Care, with Ted Okon

Our guest is Ted Okon, a nationally recognized expert on the policy and politics of cancer care. Mr. Okon has testified before Congress on cancer issues and is frequently on Capitol Hill discussing the nation’s cancer care delivery system. SHOW NOTES​ Ted Okon: Twitter and Community Oncology Alliance website Watch the episode on our YouTube […]

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Is Guaranteed Basic Income the Solution to Robots Taking Our Jobs?

The automation doomers assume that when jobs are eliminated by automation in one place, that the number of jobs are permanently gone. For this to be true, there would have to be no growth in the need for labor elsewhere. Original Article: “Is Guaranteed Basic Income the Solution to Robots Taking Our Jobs?​“ This Audio […]