Mises Wire

Huge Profits Are OK, As Long as You're Hip and Cool About It

BlogApril 1, 2015

Profit is bad, the left tells us, but if you're really cool, you're allowed to make huge profits and no one will mind. ...

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Joseph Salerno in Top 10

Salerno's "Modest Proposal" paper is in Top 10 Downloads

BlogApril 1, 2015

Joseph Salerno's paper "A Modest Proposal for Reining in the Bernanke Fed" is now in the Top 10 in downloads on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) in the category of "Response to Financial Crisis...

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Who Are Those Free-Market Protestors in Brazil?

BlogApril 1, 2015

In Monday, the Washington Post looked into some of the groups behind the "...

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The Difference Between Starbucks and The State

BlogApril 1, 2015

When the US Government implements a new law or policy, it's here to stay. No amount of complaining from the taxpayers will lead to a swift reversal in Obamacare, or the TSA, or the US Patriot Act, or NSA spying, or Net Neutrality, at least not without years of "studies...

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Interview

Bylund on Sweden's Alleged Socialist Successes

BlogApril 1, 2015

Per Bylund spoke about why Sweden is held up as an example of socialist success on the Political Badger show. ...

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Margin Debt vs S&P

Margin Debt At All Time High

BlogApril 1, 2015

Not only are stock markets near all time highs, the amount of margin debt is also at all time highs. Margin debt is money borrowed to leverage the purchasing power of portfolios.

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For April 1: Exclusive Mises Institute Interview with Ben Bernanke!

BlogApril 1, 2015

First, he started up a new blog, and now Ben Bernanke has agreed to an exclusive interview with the Mises Institute for Mises Wire. We sent our correspondent Mateusz...

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Repeal, Don’t Reform the IMF

BlogApril 1, 2015

A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between 17 and 40 billion dollars to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multi-billion dollar loan. Yet that is just what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did last month when it extended a new loan to the...

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Helicopter Pilot Janet Yellen

Former Fed Official: Fed is "out of line"

BlogMarch 31, 2015

Why is it that only former Fed officials are willing to say the truth about the economy and monetary policy. I know they don't know the whole truth and they are blinded by power, but why do they always wait till they are "former" to tell the truth....

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Past Due Notice

Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) Dipping

BlogMarch 31, 2015

March’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management dropped to the lowest it’s been this year. The combined index fell from 53.2 in February to 51.2 this month....

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