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Government Property Is Sacred. Your Property? Not So Much.

In light of the government’s response to the January 6 storming of the Capitol, anyone with a sense of political sanity can no longer argue that the war on terror is separate from American domestic affairs. US imperialism came full circle on January 20, 2021, when Washington, DC, was subject to military occupation during Joe Biden’s inaugural […]

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Big Debt Plus Rising Interest Rates = Big Danger

“Because there’s so much debt today relative to 10, 15 years ago, a small debt, a small move in yields, 50 basis points in yields today is equivalent to 2% 15 years ago.” Original Article: “Big Debt Plus Rising Interest Rates = Big Danger“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated […]

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Extending AnCap Analysis for Vaccine Passports, Court Rulings, and Desegregation

Using a recent Dave Smith interview of Michael Malice as a springboard, Bob elaborates his understanding of anarcho-capitalist principles to the thorny issues of vaccine passports, court rulings, and desegregation of the Old South. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Part of the Problem episode from February 20, 2021, “They Don’t Care […]

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The Equality Act’s Attack on Religion Is Really about Private Property Rights

With the introduction of the Equality Act, the Democratic Party and its allies continue the now well-established tradition of using “antidiscrimination” and “public accommodation” laws to continue the attack on the private sector and private sector institutions. Historically these laws, acts, and court rulings—found initially in the Civil Rights Act of 1964—focused largely on regulating hiring and […]

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Trust, Corruption, and the Cultural Foundations of Capitalism

Economists promote free market capitalism as the most advantageous system for human development. Notwithstanding the popularity of their rhetoric, capitalism remains a derisive term in the developing world. Transplanting promarket institutions to developing countries has failed to generate widespread support for capitalism. For capitalism to work in the developing world it must be aided by the […]

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The Property-Based Social Order Is Being Destroyed by Central Banks

Private property is an institution central to civilization and beneficial human interaction. When central banks distort this institution with easy money, the social effects can be disastrous.  Original Article: “The Property-Based Social Order Is Being Destroyed by Central Banks​“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.  

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Progressivism’s Failures: From Minimum Wages to the Welfare State

The empirical evidence shows that neither minimum wages or welfare reduce poverty. In fact, minimum wages tend to increase the cost of living while poverty rates have gone nowhere since the Great Society was introduced. Original Article: “Progressivism’s Failures: From Minimum Wages to the Welfare State“ This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher […]

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How Federal Funding Is Used to Control Colleges and Universities

The Washington Post reports that a group of thirty-three current and former students at Christian colleges are suing the Department of Education in a class action lawsuit in an attempt to abolish any religious exemptions for schools that do not abide by the current sexual and gender zeitgeist sweeping the land. The plaintiffs argue that […]

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The Annapolis Convention: The Beginning of the Counterrevolution

[Chapter 12 of Rothbard’s newly edited and released Conceived in Liberty, vol. 5, The New Republic: 1784–1791.] By 1787, the nationalist forces were in a far stronger position than during the Revolutionary War to make their dreams of central power come true. Now, in addition to the reactionary ideologues and financial oligarchs, public creditors, and disgruntled ex-army officers, […]

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Clarifying the Economic Framework for Both Camps in the Bitcoin Debate

Bob helps to clarify the Bitcoin debate. On the one hand, the “no intrinsic value” skeptics are ignoring how Austrians deal with gold, while on the other hand, the “HODL forever” enthusiasts would never allow Bitcoin to become a money. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Bob (and Silas Barta’s) guide to […]