Category Archive: 6b) Mises.org

How Decades of Media and Faculty Bias Have Pushed America to the Left

It’s been clear for decades that national news organizations such as CNN and the New York Times tend to be biased in favor of social democracy (i.e., “progressivism”) and what we would generally call a “left-wing” ideology.

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Predictions 🛑 Gold Will Be $4500 By Election -Coming Dollar CRASH

Predictions 🛑 Gold Will Be $4500 By Election -Coming Dollar CRASH

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Was Hoppe Wrong About Democracy?

Hans-Hermann Hoppe has shown in his writings on democracy that democracy leads to economic impoverishment and political disaster under certain conditions.  But what are those conditions, and are they dominant in electoral institutions in the United States today?

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The Progressivism of the Future Is Really Just the Socialism of the Past

The world is currently in the midst of a newly aggressive drive to bring about a new socialist order through a powerful and "efficient" technocratic state. This new order has been labeled as "progressive," but it is merely the latest version of the socialist impulse which we have seen before in the form of socialism and communism. 

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If We Want to Increase Demand in the Market, We Must First Increase Production

An individual’s demand is constrained by his production of goods. The more goods an individual produces, the more of other goods he can secure for himself.

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David Gordon on the Bishops and the Gospel of Nice

David Gordon on the Bishops and the Gospel of Nice

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Bob Murphy Analyzes “The Hunt” and “The Purge” Movies as an Anarchist

Bob offers his commentary on the movies “The Hunt” and “The Purge”—both produced by Blumhouse Productions—and focuses on whether The Purge storyline offers a challenge to Rothbard’s depiction of anarcho-capitalism.

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Central Banks and the Problem with Playing God

Today’s Western institutions have long been deemed to be sacrosanct. As a matter of fact, though, nation-states are increasingly met with reservation or even outright resentment. Public trust in government is near historic lows, and pillars like the media or democracy are suffering from a loss of confidence.

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Professor Matthew McCaffrey on the Austrian Definition of Capital and its Application for the Health of Your Business

An understanding of the Austrian definition of capital is tremendously useful to all business owners and managers.

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The Jacksonians’ Bank War: Liberty versus Power

The Jacksonians saw central banking for what it was: a way of making the rich even richer, while ripping off ordinary people. We remember the Jacksonians not just because they were right about the central bank, but because they were also very successful in their fight against the Bank and its allies.

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Why There’s So Much Confusion over What “Inflation” Means

Understood properly,  inflation is not a general increase in prices but is an increase in the money supply "out of thin air" which brings about the impoverishment of wealth generators. When inflation is seen as a general increase in prices, then anything that contributes to price increases is called inflationary.

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Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won’t Keep Us Safe

Politicians have destroyed more than 13 million jobs this year in a deluge of edicts aimed to fight the covid-19 pandemic. More than two hundred thousand Americans still died from the coronavirus, but the anticovid government crackdowns probably did far more damage than the virus. The covid crisis has also shown how easy it is for politicians to fan fears to seize nearly absolute power.

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Covid and the Escalation of Medical Tyranny

Covid has exposed how easy it is for government to weaponize healthcare. How long will the doctor-patient relationship remain sacred?

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The Second Act Will Be Worse Than the First: Lockdowns Are Not the Answer

Given the overt hostility that progressives have toward private enterprise in the first place, politicians will take shutdown-caused shortages and empty shelves as “proof” that private enterprise has failed.

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The NRA Would Be Wise to Leave New York ASAP

The NRA would be wise to vote with its feet. Millions of Americans have already escaped the high taxes and freedom-destroying blue state regimes by doing the same. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. Original Article: "The NRA Would Be Wise to Leave New York ASAP".

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A Critique of the Labor Theory of Value

Before proceeding, we should be clear on what an economic theory of value is supposed to do: its task is simply to explain the exchange value of particular goods and services. That is, an economic theory of value must explain why someone selling good X can receive x berries in exchange for it, whereas someone selling good Y will only find someone willing to give up y berries in exchange for his good (where y< x).

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Japan Embraced Debt as a Way out of Its Budget Crisis. It’s Not Working.

The sudden resignation of Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led to evaluations of his so-called Abenomics. Many have praised Abe’s aggressive monetary policy because the long shopping list of the Bank of Japan (government bonds, corporate bonds, ETFs and real estate investment trusts) has inflated stock and real estate prices (Shirai 2020; Financial Times 2020).

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Our Politicians Would Probably Be Better If We Picked Them by Lot

Rather than choose among a group of narcissists desperate to become popular by redistributing the income of others, why not choose officeholders by lot for a single term?

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David Gordon on Young Catholics Being More Conservative

David Gordon on Young Catholics Being More Conservative

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Murray N. Rothbard DEBUNKS Natural Monopolies

In this clip taken from one of his many lectures, the late economist, sociologist, and historian Dr. Murray N. Rothbard discusses the fallacious claim that monopolies form naturally in a free market economy.

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