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Politicians Concerned about Violence Should Start by Ending Their Wars and Their Police State

On April 8, 2020, President Biden addressed the public concerning new executive orders he is planning on putting through. This will be on top of the forty-eight other executive orders that have already come from the man who just last October was saying, “I have this strange notion—we are a democracy … [there are] things […]

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America’s “Great Men” and the Constitutional Convention

[Chapter 13 of Rothbard’s newly edited and released Conceived in Liberty, vol. 5, The New Republic: 1784–1791.] From the very beginning of the great emerging struggle over the Constitution the Antifederalist forces suffered from a grave and debilitating problem of leadership. The problem was that the liberal leadership was so conservatized that most of them agreed that centralizing […]

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If the Nordic Countries Are Socialist, So Are These Three

The Nordic countries draw attention from democratic socialists in America thanks to their high tax rates, strong welfare states, and supposedly tight regulation of enterprise. The final indicator, however, is not exactly true: every single Nordic country except Finland ranks in the top ten on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, and they maintain high […]

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When Measured by Real-World Outcomes, Capitalism Delivers

Nathan Robinson is an erudite socialist who frequently argues for the superiority of socialism over capitalism. He is the editor of Current Affairs and is the author of Why You Should Be a Socialist (All Points Books, 2019). He’s made quite a lucrative career out of pushing for socialism. More specifically, he argues that socialism […]

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Fedcoin to the Rescue?

It could take several years. But “Fedcoin” is on its way and soon will be our reality. The question is: Will Fedcoin make our lives easier or just the Fed’s? Original Article: “Fedcoin to the Rescue?​​“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.  

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The Bigotry of the Literati

[Excerpted from The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality (1954).] A superficial observer of present-day ideologies could easily fail to recognize the prevailing bigotry of the molders of public opinion and the machinations that render inaudible the voice of dissenters. There seems to be disagreement with regard to issues considered as important. Communists, socialists, and interventionists, and the various […]

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The Feds Are Pushing Pension Funds toward “Socially Responsible Investing”

Federal regulators are claiming “socially responsible investing” can be just as good as traditional investing in terms of gaining returns for retired workers. But if that’s true there’s no need for regulations pushing these investments at all. Original Article: “The Feds Are Pushing Pension Funds toward “Socially Responsible Investing”​​“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously […]

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88 Years Ago, FDR Banned Gold. Will a Bitcoin Ban Be Next?

As FDR’s gold crackdown showed, tyrants know the importance of controlling money in a time of crisis. It appears cryptocurrency could be central banks’ next target.  Original Article: “88 Years Ago, FDR Banned Gold. Will a Bitcoin Ban Be Next?​“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.  

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Jacqui Boland’s Entrepreneurial Journey on a Red Tricycle

This week on the Economics For Business Podcast we were gifted the opportunity of reviewing and assessing a completed entrepreneurial journey, courtesy of Jacqui Boland, founder, CEO and now alumna of Red Tricycle, following the acquisition of the company by the corporate owner of tinybeans, a family photo sharing and journaling app. Red Tricycle is […]

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Printing Money Can’t Replace Real Savings

Between January 1970 and December 2020 on average changes in money supply preceded changes in real economic activity by fourteen months, as depicted by real gross domestic product (GDP). Based on this it is tempting to suggest that a strengthening in the growth rate of money supply will result in the strengthening of real economic growth. Conversely, […]