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Debunking Piketty and the Left’s Celebrity Economists

March 26, 2021

If you were to browse the economics sections of bookstores here in my home city, Dublin, you would find a wide variety of books by anticapitalist celebrity economists. Books by free market economists? Not so much.  Original Article: “Debunking Piketty and the Left’s Celebrity Economists” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by …

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Debunking Piketty and the Left’s Celebrity Economists

March 20, 2021

If you were to browse the economics section of the majority of bookstores here in my home city, Dublin, you would find something of an odd phenomenon: these businesses which essentially exist because of free enterprise and voluntary exchange—i.e., because of capitalism—stock very few books by promarket/procapitalism economists. To be sure, when looking through the …

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In Some Countries, Lockdowns May Be the “New Normal”

March 16, 2021

While some countries in Europe are showing signs of lifting all restrictions soon, Ireland’s so-called leaders are telling citizens it cannot be guaranteed that they’ll even be able to holiday in their own country this summer. Original Article: “In Some Countries, Lockdowns May Be the “New Normal”‘” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by …

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In Some Countries, Lockdowns May Be the “New Normal”

March 10, 2021

Like many mainstream economists who make predictions that inform and shape government policy, medical experts make predictions which can determine how a government addresses a perceived problem. A good example here is Professor Neil Ferguson, who led the flawed Imperial College covid-19 study which played a major role in the lockdowns implemented throughout Europe, and …

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The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0

December 3, 2020

As Ludwig von Mises said, “whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.” This is applicable to peace within nations, too. Original Article: “The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0”. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0

November 7, 2020

“A man walks through an eerily quiet, once-busy street lined with closed-down stores and burnt-out vehicles. Some of the storefronts display boarded-up windows, others with spattered red paint on the glass like blood on a wrecked car’s windshield. Some of the stores have been victims of looting, the shards of glass on the ground a diamond-like reminder …

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Égalité, Fraternité, Captivité

April 6, 2020

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” So goes the well-traveled quote by economist Milton Friedman. This could be applied to certain laws enacted by governments over the years under the guise of keeping its citizens “safe.” One such law that springs to mind is the USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by …

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