Tucker Carlson Gives Misleading Information in His Attack on Apple

By: George Ford Smith Tucker Carlson slammed Apple on his 11-29-22 nightly broadcast for restricting the use of the Airdrop feature on its iPhone — in China only. With widespread protests over China’s “zero-covid” policy that indirectly led to the deaths of 10 people in an apartment fire, Tucker views […]

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We Need a Che Guevara of Our Own

By: Ugo Stornaiolo S. The title might be misleading at first, but there is a good reason for that. To understand the needs and opportunities for the contemporary Right, we first need to understand what got the Left into power at first. Enter Che Guevara, or more exactly, enter Ernesto […]

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Relying on Experts: A Proven Path to Failure

American political, educational, and economic life is increasingly dominated by “experts.” We should not be surprised that they fail most of the time. Original Article: “Relying on Experts: A Proven Path to Failure” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

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Who Pays Wealth Tax: The Rich or the Poor?

The Spanish government’s announcement that it plans to introduce a new “solidarity tax” on the wealth of those who possess over €3 million has again brought to the fore the debate about taxes levied on wealth and capital. The issue is not merely that the announcement is highly politicized in […]

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Want to Protect Children? Don’t Embrace “Safetyism”

Earlier this year, Anna Hershberger had the cops called on her because she let two of her kid—ages five and almost seven—walk outside with a trash bag and pick up litter unsupervised. The cop who showed up didn’t arrest Hershberger but did warn her that something terrible could have happened […]

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Liberty in Our Lifetime: Lessons from Prague

By: Robert Aro In a city that looks like Paris meets the Iron Curtain, with nice restaurants, city tours, and where I was even able to shoot an AK-47 at a gun range (after going through training and while under supervision), I attended the 2022 Liberty in our Lifetime event […]

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The Near Collapse of the UK Pension Sector Exposes Failures by Financial Regulators

The woes of Britain’s financial sector have been exacerbated by UK financial regulators’ failures. Original Article: “The Near Collapse of the UK Pension Sector Exposes Failures by Financial Regulators” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

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Money-Supply Growth in October Fell to a 39-Month Low. A Recession Is Now Almost Guaranteed.

Money supply growth fell again in October, dropping to a 39-month low. October’s drop continues a steep downward trend from the unprecedented highs experienced during the thirteen months between April 2020 and April 2021. During that period, money supply growth in the United States often climbed above 35 percent year over year, well above even […]

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Money Laundering: Another Noncrime Pursued by Criminal Authorities

Money laundering is the process of concealing the source of funds derived from illicit activities to present a veneer of legitimacy. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, yearly money laundering flows account for 2.7 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). Therefore, countries are investing […]

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Eliminating Economic Crises

Ending the string of economic crises that have occurred the past two decades will happen only when economies can depend upon sound money. Original Article: “Eliminating Economic Crises” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

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As Easy Money Crashes, the Political and Legal Effects Appear

In his recent article targeting the collapse of the FTX exchange, Ryan McMaken noted that the easy money regime we have lived under for more than two decades has led to yet another bubble with a spectacular crash. Enron and WorldCom blew up in the wake of the first bubble; […]

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Private Coinage

[This article is excerpted from chapter 7 of What Has Government Done to Our Money? ] The idea of private coinage seems so strange today that it is worth examining carefully. We are used to thinking of coinage as a “necessity of sovereignty.” Yet, after all, we are not wedded to […]

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Fellowship in Residence 2023

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Mises Apprenticeship

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Will Global Rate Hikes Set Off a Global Debt Bomb?

All of the excess of unproductive debt issued during the period of complacency will exacerbate the problem in 2023 and 2024. Original Article: “Will Global Rate Hikes Set Off a Global Debt Bomb?” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

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Without Easy Money, the Tech Sector Faces Layoffs and Losses

Cheap money in the last decade has meant good times for companies that barely make money and hire employees who barely work. But those times are now ending.  Original Article: “Without Easy Money, the Tech Sector Faces Layoffs and Losses” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

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The Housing Boom Is Already Over. The Housing Shortage Will Continue.

One might assume that new rounds of monetary stimulus will bring new peaks in housing construction, reversing the ongoing housing shortage.  That hasn’t happened. Original Article: “The Housing Boom Is Already Over. The Housing Shortage Will Continue.” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

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College Loans and Hazlitt’s Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

As of 2022 the national student debt reached $1.6 trillion with the average student loan debt at about $28,000. Many former college students are discovering it is difficult to pay back such a large amount of debt. This is especially true of students that graduate with fruitless degrees like sociology, […]

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Bans on “Assault” Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Prominent Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have repeatedly expressed interest in reinstating a federal assault weapons ban. Biden himself included an assault weapon ban in his 1994 crime bill, which lasted ten years until its expiration in 2004. Biden has claimed that the ban did its job and reduced mass […]

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The US Chip Blockade against China Is Creating Unplanned Consequences

The US trade and tech wars against China continued under President Joe Biden, who escalated export controls related to technology. The US wants to cut China’s access to advanced semiconductors and the equipment used to manufacture them in order to prevent their use for military purposes. The restrictions follow the […]

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