The astonishing rise to power of Javier Milei, a staunch advocate of free markets and sound money, who on December 6 was overwhelmingly elected as Argentina’s new President by a popular margin of 55.5%.
Milei is not actually a fan of dollars, precisely because the US currency is also managed by the politicized discretion of a central bank. His goal seems to be a change in the very economic constitution of Argentina, forcing a permanent separation of money and state.
As Americans sift through the Twitter Files and learn the shocking truth about U.S. government involvement in social media moderation, they can take important lessons from Brazil’s recent foray into censorship.
Bitcoin adoption should be a free choice – neither banned nor compelled by law.
As Mises said, if we want, peace, freedom and prosperity, there is no alternative to the free market economy respectful of competitive entrepreneurship and consumer choice.
African tribes who captured other tribes sold them into slavery.
History demonstrates unequivocally that socialism works to destroy liberty and prosperity.
“You don’t need the government to dictate how to live your life, how much money you should make, how your family should be treated.”
The degree of misery imposed by socialism is proportionate to the degree of redistribution.
Venezuela has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia. But because some people believe socialism is the answer to inequality, Venezuelans starve.
America was once a “melting pot” of a diversity peoples that over several generations become something different from their ancestors’ national origins: they became Americans.
Last week, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa met in New Delhi for their fourth annual "BRICS" summit. The meeting brought together five countries that together represent 43 percent of the world's population and 18 percent of the world's...
Nationalization, stripped of all rationalization, is naked theft.
Despite the fact that the science of economics has been explaining it for over two hundred years, he didn’t know that inflation of the money supply serves to make prices rise.
Dictatorship, like war, is always an evil.
So long as Marxists are content merely to write, speak, and fantasize about the destruction of capitalism, they have every right to be left alone. But when they begin to commit armed robbery they forfeit their rights.
United Airlines, to stave off bankruptcy, wants $1.8 billion dollars in federal loan guarantees. With the exception of Southwest Airlines, all major airlines now lose money, with United -- one of the highest-cost airlines -- incurring losses of nearly a million...
Several years ago, I was invited to deliver a lecture in Porto Alegre, a beautiful city in southern Brazil. Before my lecture, I did a bit of window-shopping and visited a couple of computer supply stores. Everything in the store sold for two and three times the...
President Bush signed an immigration reform bill last month that will supposedly make our borders "more secure" and "smart." But "smart" technology can't cure corrupted borders. This new law won't do much good if our own State Department officials are willing to sell...
Imagine that you are suffering from an incurable disease, which slowly wastes away your body and leads inevitably to death. One day, a scientist working with a pharmaceutical company discovers a drug that vastly increases your chance of survival. Do you: A) offer him...
Mundell’s economic policy recommendations have been summarized as: “low taxes solve recession, hard money solves inflation”.
I'm not sure what's more infuriating: witnessing Brazil's drawn out slow-motion crash and burn after an endless string of stupid policies over the past year; the sudden breakdown in devaluative stupidity; or enduring the lame economic analysis that ensued in the days...
And now at the end of the 20th century, when the world is turning away from socialism and the idea of government planning, has the United States even suggested the privatization of one of its largest socialist enterprises? No. Instead, the U.S. government will completely transfer state ownership of the canal to the Panamanian government in the year 2000. Such is the conduct of the global bulwark of capitalism.
Brazil is a vast country, larger than the continental United States. It is rich in resources and human talent (like America, Brazil is a land of immigrants of various backgrounds and nationalities). If left free and unshackled from government intrusion it could easily become an economic giant in the span of one generation.
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