by Mises Institute
Terrorism gripped the headlines again this week as terrorists struck the airport and metro station in Brussels, Belgium. Naturally, as Jeff Deist points out, this massive failure in government security will lead to calls for more government funding, and more control over the lives of citizens. Unfortunately, it’s the ordinary citizens who suffer the most from the West’s tone-deaf foreign policy that helps the terrorists recruit new followers while increasing the targeting of Europeans and Americans.
For most Western governments, though, it’s just business as usual with the usual efforts for more taxes, more controls on trade, and a disregard for the lessons of socialist regimes, both past and present.
This week on Mises Weekends, Jeff Deist joins Jay Taylor on his radio show to discuss how both central banks and commercial banks are poised to change your life in some very unpleasant ways.