Category Archive: 6b) Mises.org

Explaining the Plan to Dismantle Schools and the Fed’s Alchemy

Bob reads from an article recently tweeted out by the NEA, which calls for an end to schooling as we know it in order to promote anti-racism. He then discusses what the Fed has been up to since the coronavirus panic began.

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Como a dívida do governo afeta as gerações futuras

Como a dívida do governo afeta as gerações futuras

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The Absurdity of Covid “Cases”

Today's headlines announced Donald and Melania Trump "tested positive" for covid-19. Another claims nineteen thousand Amazon workers "got" covid-19 on the job. Both of these pseudostories are sure to ignite another absurd media frenzy. 

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The 2020 Debate: A Breakdown

Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop talk about Tuesday's debate, why "the issues" don't matter, and why the debate probably won't change the minds of many voters.

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Rising Homicides This Year May Be Yet Another Side Effect of Covid Lockdowns

During Tuesday's presidential debate, former vice president Biden attempted to paint Donald Trump as the bad-on-crime candidate when he claimed that crime had gone down during the Obama administration but increased during Trump's term. Whether or not this is a plausible claim depends on how one looks at the data. And given that law enforcement and criminal prosecutions for street crime are generally a state and local matter, it's unclear why any...

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“Debate” – The Loser is Chris Wallace | Ryan McMaken, Tho Bishop

The presidential debate for the election in 2020, where Donald Trump and Joe Biden debate under Chris Wallace from Fox News.

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Dr. Yu on Science and U, Jeff Deist Debate Reaction

David Gornoski hosts A Neighbor's Choice LIVE 4-6pm EST.

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If the US Adopts Eurozone Policies, the Jobs Recovery Will Suffer

The employment recovery in the United States is as impressive as the collapse due to the lockdowns. In April I wrote a column stating that “The U.S. Labor Market Can Heal Quickly,” and the improvement has been positive. Very few would have expected the unemployment rate to be at 8.4 percent in August after soaring to almost 15 percent in the middle of the pandemic.

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Dr. Per Bylund on the Austrian School versus Business School

Why do business schools exist? Dr. Per Bylund wonders if business schools are facing an existential problem. Originally, their purpose was to train young people for a trade career. They transitioned into the field of management, preparing young people for the practice of management in large corporations.

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Why “Taxing the Rich” Doesn’t Make Us Better Off

The complete confiscation of all private property is tantamount to the introduction of socialism. Therefore we do not have to deal with it in an analysis of the problems of interventionism. We are concerned here only with the partial confiscation of property. Such confiscation is today attempted primarily by taxation.

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Mises and Moral Relativism

I heard several days ago from my friend Larry Beane that people in Walter Block’s seminar who had been reading Theory and History wondered whether Mises is a moral relativist. As I’ll try to show, the answer depends on what you mean by “moral relativist,” but in the way the term is usually understood in contemporary philosophy, he isn’t.

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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

Ontario’s ever-changing rent control policies prove that politicians are just as committed to flip-flopping as the Minnesota Vikings are to not winning the Super Bowl.

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Compulsory vs. Free Education

[A selection from Education: Free and Compulsory.] The Reverend George Harris described the effects of compulsory education in imposing uniformity and enforced equality (soon after the establishment of compulsion).

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Murray N. Rothbard: Die optimale Geldmenge (Mises Karma Episode 51)

Mises Karma – Der freiheitliche Podcast – erscheint ab Episode 51 auf Youtube auf dem Kanal von eigentümlich frei.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race

Presidential campaigns in the United States tend to be discouraging affairs, even if one is not a libertarian who has zero expectations that anything good can come from American elections. The old saw that insanity consists of doing the same thing repeatedly and somehow expecting different results applies to presidential campaigns as well as to anything else.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race | William L. Anderson

Jimmy Carter doesn't get credit for his deregulation efforts, but his initiatives probably were as significant a boost to the economy as any president has accomplished since 1980.

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[LIVE] Debate: David Gordon vs. Jeff Cassman – Is the SSPX in Schism?

Why the SSPX is in Schism (David): 10 min Response and counterpoints (Jeff): 10 min Five rounds of 5:00 min back-and-forths (including your questions)

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Inflation: Its Effects and Failures

Inflationism is that policy which by increasing the quantity of money or credit seeks to raise money prices and money wages or seeks to counteract a decline of money prices and money wages which threatens as the result of an increase in the supply of consumers’ goods.

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It’s Far Too Late to Think Lockdowns Can Make Covid-19 Go Away | Ryan McMaken

Far from stopping the spread of covid-19, lockdowns only push deaths into the future. Unless a vaccine is imminent or a 100% total lockdown is imposed, lockdown won't cause big reductions in total deaths.

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The Fed Is Planning Another Ultralong Period of Ultralow Rates

The Fed plans to keep interest rates near zero, while monetizing debt, financing zombie companies, and pouring new dollars into the market. But that may not be enough.

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