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Instead of trying to spin conservative justifications for disastrous monetary policy, conservatives should join libertarians and classical liberals in working to limit government power while restoring sound money and greater market freedom.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/no-conservatives-should-not-embrace-mmtThis Audio Mises Wire is gener…
 
If today they come for the smoker, tomorrow they will come for you. Neo-Prohibitionism has been long on the march.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/tobacco-smokers-americas-most-persecuted-minorityThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.By Mises Institute
 
For the entrepreneur in a market economy, nothing is a sure thing. Every business is only a short step from bankruptcy. No business possesses the power to make people buy what they do not want. All success is potentially fleeting.Original Article: https://mises.org/library/faith-entrepreneursThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christop…
 
Jeff Herbener is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute and an economics professor at Grove City College. At the 2021 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Jeff presented a defense of the pure time preference theory of interest, and mentioned Bob's critique of it. This episode is a very informative discussion of their views.Find articles and li…
 
Bob gives a guest lecture for Jonathan Newman's MA course for the Mises Institute, on the history of, and new developments in, the pure time preference theory of interest. After summarizing the work of Bohm-Bawerk, Fetter, and MIses, Bob explains his own perspective and then how Jeff Herbener partially agreed with Bob's critique. This episode sets …
 
Few people can be said to be the originator of a new science. Jim Spohrer is one of those rare beings. The science he originated is Service Science. You can read about the origination process at IBM Icons Of Progress (https://Mises.org/E4B_117_Icons). Jim currently is the Director of IBM’s Cognitive Opentech Group (COG). On the E4B podcast #117, he…
 
The US has millions of idle workers. In a normal economy this would put a damper on demand. But in our money-printing economy, consumer demand is surging even as production falls behind. An employment bubble is the result. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/how-trillions-newly-printed-money-created-labor-shortageThis Audio Mises Wire is gener…
 
Do huge wealth redistribution schemes like Biden's new plan actually make people better off? Some people will get a net benefit. How how numerous are they? How many millions will take a net loss? The government has no idea.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/fundamental-economic-problem-bidens-rescue-planThis Audio Mises Wire is generously spo…
 
Now that the average American voter is barely paying attention—and that the US is facing an economic crisis and weak recovery—it has become politically expedient to move further toward wrapping up a couple more lost wars. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/united-states-has-declared-defeat-two-more-warsThis Audio Mises Wire is generously spon…
 
A new Gallup survey found that the proportion of Americans who consider themselves members of a church, synagogue, or mosque has dropped below 50% for the first time in American history. In 1999, around 70% of Americans attended a church, synagogue, or mosque--today it's just 47%. Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss these results, what they mean, and…
 
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The ideas of critical race theory and critical white studies shield a ruling elite from vengeance by attempting to make the mass of white people the scapegoat for their own crimes.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/vengeance-and-sacrifice-whiteness-scapegoat-critical-race-theory-and-critical-whiteness-studiesThis Audio Mises Wire is generousl…
 
Representative democracy cannot subsist if a great part of the voters are on the government payroll. If elected officials no longer consider themselves servants of the taxpayers but deputies of those receiving salaries, doles, and subsidies, democracy is done for.Original Article: https://mises.org/library/bureaucrat-voterThis Audio Mises Wire is g…
 
America's "Old Right"—rooted in 19th century liberalism but birthed in the 1930s to oppose the New Deal—was strongly laissez-faire and non-interventionist. Murray Rothbard wrote the comprehensive story of that movement, it's influences and influence, and its destruction at the hands of Buckleyite Cold Warriorism. Modern conservatism sadly bears lit…
 
People must still compete for resources in a socialist economy. In fact, the competition is intense. On the other hand, thanks to markets, basic necessities—and even basic luxuries—are now more more accessible than ever. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/how-markets-have-delivered-more-economic-equalityThis Audio Mises Wire is generously spo…
 
The Enneagram has become a wildly popular personality tool in secular and spiritual circles. But is it a theologically valid way of understanding human psychology? Pastor and theologian Todd Wilson, author of 'The Enneagram goes to church' believes the Enneagram can be a transformative tool for churches. Ex-new ager Marcia Montenegro, author of 'Ri…
 
Now that Cuban president Raul Castro has resigned the presidency of Cuba, will the US government lift its six-decade economic embargo against Cuba? Don't bet on it.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/its-time-end-embargo-against-cubaThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.…
 
The central bank has basically destroyed the business of risk, and commercial real estate remains a looming disaster. As a result, banks aren't lending to regular people. The economy increasingly relies on little more than newly printed money. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/thanks-fed-high-risk-small-time-borrower-becoming-thing-pastThis …
 
It seems that governments want to convince us that they have saved the world when the reality is that the misguided lockdowns were the cause of the economic debacle and lifting them is the main cause of the recovery. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/us-recovery-weak-especially-given-size-stimulusThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored…
 
Is the doctrine of the Trinity to be found in the Bible? Was Jesus really "of one substance" with God the Father? US Christian apologist James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries returns to defend the doctrine of the Trinity as he discusses key Old and New Testament texts with Sir Anthony Buzzard of the Restoration Fellowship. James believes the do…
 
The political climate that fostered panic and lockdowns a year ago is now changing. Legislatures are turning against governors and the public is no longer hysterical with fear. Politicians aren't sure what to do. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/not-even-gretchen-whitmer-wants-more-cdcs-lockdownsThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored…
 
Friends, with these fabulous readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter, we discover an embarrassment of riches through the exploration of God's care and concern for us. In this sermon, I delve into these marvelous texts and explicate three fundamental truths: - God is love - God has loved us first - We are invited to participate in God's love through…
 
Jason Stanley's book on fascism is a jumbled mess which seems primarily to exist for the purpose of smearing everything Stanley doesn't like with the label of "fascism." Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/you-wont-learn-much-about-fascism-book-fascismThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stac…
 
Don’t expect Fauci and his supporters to give up on insisting that New York and Michigan are doing "the right thing" while Texas and Florida are embracing "human sacrifice" as a part of a "death cult." Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/texas-ended-lockdowns-and-mask-mandates-now-locked-down-states-are-where-covid-growing-mostThis Audio Mises…
 
We can gain useful insights by winding business models back in time to see how they emerged and evolved. In the case of competing business models, we can analyze the different outcomes and perhaps assign some cause and effect analysis to interpret why one model variant performed better than another. How do we do that? Through the technique of entre…
 
Today we share the first half of Bishop Barron's 2020 address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, titled “Called Into the Depths.” He discussed three sailors from the Bible: the patriarch Noah, the prophet Jonah, and our Savior Jesus Christ. The sea can be thought of as something frightening and terrifying, standing athwart the purpose…
 
Since January there has been a concerted effort by Democrat leaders, former deep state officials, and America’s most despicable neoconservatives to push the Biden administration to utilize the power of the federal government against the supporters of Donald Trump.Original Article: https://mises.org/power-market/american-right-new-target-washingtons…
 
Today we share the first half of Bishop Barron’s 2020 address at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, titled “Called Into the Depths.” He discussed three sailors from the Bible: the patriarch Noah, the prophet Jonah, and our Savior Jesus Christ. The sea can be thought of as something frightening and terrifying, standing athwart the purpose…
 
Rothbard called Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit "the best book on money ever written." But Rothbard himself may have written the best money book for lay readers, namely What Has Government Done to Our Money? Bob Murphy joins the show to discuss this superb and eminently readable tract: a mini-course on money itself, from its origins and uses…
 
It's still the bestselling book in the world. But can the Bible speak to modern life in the way it has to past generations? Andrew Ollerton, author of 'The Bible: A book that makes sense of life', explains why he believes the Bible has a unique ability to speak to who we are as humans. He is joined by historian Tom Holland, author of books includin…
 
Friends, in our Gospel passage today, Jesus proclaims that he is the vine and we are the branches. There is give and take in this divine relationship. Not only are we rooted in Christ’s mystical body, but he endeavors to cultivate his love and mercy within our bodies. In this analogy, we find a powerful image of spiritual growth.…
 
The destruction of the free market, competition, and innovation may seem appealing to some now, but the likely outcome of poor employment, negative real wage growth, and stagnation should be a real cause of concern.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/jobless-recovery-coming-europeThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Con…
 
Bart Jackson is a CEO, and has studied the job and the people in it via thousands of survey responses and hundreds of interviews and multiple collaborations all over the world over many years. He’s distilled his findings in two books, 'The Art Of The CEO' and 'CEO Of Yourself', as well as his radio show The Art Of The CEO.From all of this data, pro…
 
The Unification church of Revd Sun Myung Moon (aka The Moonies) is often regarded as a cult. But what do they actually believe about Jesus and his death and resurrection? Christian Nseka is a member of the religion and believes we need to see Jesus' death and resurrection in a new way. He believes that Christ did not fulfil his mission and that Rev…
 
One day, the Institute publishes an article criticizing Republicans. The Left cheers, but the Rights denounces us. The next day we criticize Democrats and the Right cheers while the Left is enraged. Yet our position is always consistently against the state. Original Article: https://mises.org/library/enemy-always-state-0This Audio Mises Wire is gen…
 
From gun control to abortion, gridlock and polarization in Washington forces policymakers to look to state and local governments as the centers of political reform.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/polarization-washington-forcing-politicians-decentralizeThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael …
 
Unfortunately, the corporate press and public health officials have determined that unilateral rule by executive decree, unimpeded by any conception of individual freedom, is necessary to respond to the coronavirus.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/whos-blame-normalizing-one-man-ruleThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christophe…
 
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