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It’s Time for the US To Stop Courting Conflict with Russia

6 days ago

Just as happened this past April, Russian troop levels at the border with Ukraine are rising. Next door in Belarus, the embattled government of Alexander Lukashenko is being accused of launching a “hybrid attack” on its neighbor Poland. Meanwhile, to the south, a constitutional crisis been brewing for months in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik apparently taking …

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China’s Financial Bubbles Remind Us of Scams like Britain’s South Sea Bubble

6 days ago

It never ends well: to clean up mountains of bad debts, the Chinese regime has employed debt-for-equity schemes that could leave countless ordinary investors in deep trouble. Original Article: “China’s Financial Bubbles Remind Us of Scams like Britain’s South Sea Bubble” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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How the Fed’s Easy Money Spurred Today’s Financial Frenzies

October 22, 2021

It was government policies that kick-started the engine of financial innovation, wrongly blamed by many in the press and left-leaning academia for this increased economic instability. Original Article: “How the Fed’s Easy Money Spurred Today’s Financial Frenzies” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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How the Fed’s Easy Money Spurred Today’s Financial Frenzies

October 15, 2021

Though the effective federal funds rate remains less than 0.1 percent, the reaction of the markets and financial press as the ten-year Treasury yield crossed the 1.5 percent threshold near the start of the month reminds us just how fragile our economy’s underlying monetary framework has become over the past two decades. Regularly at a minimum of at least 4 …

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The Loss in Afghanistan Is Only the Latest Chapter in a Long Story of Intervention

October 2, 2021

As US military interventions continue across several continents, we should remember that much of US foreign policy is little more than cleaning up messes the US created. Original Article: “The Loss in Afghanistan Is Only the Latest Chapter in a Long Story of Intervention” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated …

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The Loss in Afghanistan Is Only the Latest Chapter in a Long Story of Intervention

September 27, 2021

US interventions abroad in the postwar period have created nothing but problems, problems regularly made worse by later attempts to solve the problems created by those previous interventions. While one can find innumerable instances of these failures in South and Central America, Europe, Africa, or Southeast Asia, the US interventions in Central Asia and the …

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China Won’t Be Taking Over the World

August 12, 2021

Faced with countless demographic, economic, and strategic problems, China is more likely to collapse than take over the world. Original Article: “China Won’t Be Taking Over the World” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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China Won’t Be Taking Over the World

August 9, 2021

While the US has its problems, future global Chinese supremacy won’t be one. Far from being in a position of overwhelming strength, China and its Communist leadership face imminent multifront domestic crises that will threaten the existence not only of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) but the existence of the Chinese state as a unified whole. Further, …

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Will the Feds Try Price Controls to “Fix” Price Inflation?

August 4, 2021

We may be told price controls are a temporary necessity, as in 1971 under Nixon. But one thing is certain: price controls will do nothing to resolve the issues underlying the inflation. Original Article: “Will the Feds Try Price Controls to “Fix” Price Inflation?” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated …

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Will the Feds Try Price Controls to “Fix” Price Inflation?

July 14, 2021

As it began rapidly expanding the money supply early in 2020, the Fed confidently assured the public there would be no unanticipated or serious rise in inflation. Now that their projections have failed to materialize (in fact, their forecasts were off by almost 40 percent), they assure us that this will be but a temporary …

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Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan

April 7, 2021

The Chinese regime hopes it can use a digital yuan to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar. That brings a host of geopolitical advantages, as well.  Original Article: “Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan​” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.  

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Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan

March 26, 2021

In his 2011 book On Russia, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger used the ancient Chinese game of Weiqi, or Go, as it is also commonly known, as an extended metaphor to conceptualize and explain the decisions of the Chinese regime in both foreign and domestic policy. A game of strategic domination akin to chess, Go is won by building and maintaining …

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Finally Kicking the GDP Habit

April 24, 2020

GDP is fine for counting things like washing machines. But it is quite useless for counting other basic indicators of the quality of life. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Original Article: “Finally Kicking the GDP Habit​”

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Finally Kicking the GDP Habit

April 18, 2020

As COVID-19 prompts a reevaluation of institutions and standard methods of operating the world over, an opportunity exists to reorient our economic thinking so that it more closely corresponds to the realities of the modern economic landscape. It starts with abandoning GDP. GDP (gross domestic product, sometimes expressed as gross national product (GNP), a distinction without significance …

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