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Economic Prosperity Is a Prerequisite for All Other Kinds of Prosperity

20 days ago

Both Ludwig von Mises and Abraham Maslow understood that unless we first secure the benefits of economic progress, it becomes impossible to pursue higher human wants and needs. Original Article: “Economic Prosperity Is a Prerequisite for All Other Kinds of Prosperity​” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. …

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Economic Prosperity Is a Prerequisite for All Other Kinds of Prosperity

26 days ago

Recently, while reading Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition, written by Ludwig von Mises in the year 1927, I noted a striking passage, right in the beginning on page 4: All that social policy can do is to remove the outer causes of pain and suffering; it can further a system that feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, and …

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How the Fed’s Inflation Is Driving Stock Buybacks

March 20, 2021

An explosion in the money supply has driven many corporate managers to turn to stock buybacks as a safe alternative to holding on to depreciating cash. This means many companies are decapitalizing. Original Article: “How the Fed’s Inflation Is Driving Stock Buybacks” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael …

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How the Fed’s Inflation Is Driving Stock Buybacks

March 13, 2021

Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared on CNBC last week, sparring with hosts Becky Quick and Joe Kernan over stock buybacks. Both sides here either forget about, miss, or fail to prioritize the key behavioral incentives that drive this activity. It is true that company managers are shareholder agents—and are obligated to pursue projects to the end …

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