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Small States, Global Economy: Is Empire Necessary?

25 sec agoMises Daily Articles
When liberty and capitalism were born over a millennium ago, states were small, decentralized, and weak. By restoring natural rights and civil society, the state will recede once again.

Why Americans Abandoned Smuggling in Favor of Lobbying and Welfare

Blog3 hours ago

Colonial America was a society of smugglers and scofflaws who regarded government regulations as worthy of contempt. Twenty-first century America is quite different. 

Scott Horton on His New Book Enough Already

5 hours agoMises Media

Scot Horton joins Jeff Deist for a sobering look at American hubris overseas, along with the blowback and destruction it causes. You don't want to miss this conversation.

Climate Change: Fred Singer's Classic Critique

Blog8 hours ago

Singer's Hot Talk, Cold Science is largely a skeptical scientific inquiry about popular global-warming theses. But there is one area of this that he understands is not scientific: the policy question of what, if anything, to do about climate problems. This cannot be left to the...

Is Gold Money?

01/22/2021Mises Daily Articles

A store of value is not necessarily a medium of exchange, and in our current fiat money system, gold is not money. But it has most of the desirable properties of money, and there is much to learn form the process of how it became money in the past.

Only Ideological Change Can Make the World a More Peaceful Place

Blog01/22/2021

Given that so much of the world is in the grip of false ideologies, what can we do? Mises says that the answer does not lie in international organizations or treaties. “It is futile to place confidence in treaties, conferences, and…bureaucratic outfits" 

No, the Chinese Won't Invade America If Secessionists Succeed

Blog01/22/2021

If the United States breaks up into smaller pieces, how will the new nations be able to defend themselves from the likes of China? Thanks to geography and wealth, even smaller American states would be well protected from Asian and European powers.

Trump's Potential Legacy: 50 Million+ Enemies of the State

01/22/2021Power & Market

Should skepticism of the 2020 election, fueled by a new administration's actions, finally convince 50+ million Trump supporters that the barbarians in the Beltway do not represent him, then Trump’s presidency will be—despite his own actions—the disruption that America’s elites truly feared.

Yet Another Study Shows—Yet Again—That Lockdowns Don't Work

Blog01/21/2021

"We find no clear, significant beneficial effect of [lockdowns] on case growth in any country….In none of the 8 countries and in none out of the 16 comparisons [examined] were the effects of [lockdowns] significantly beneficial."

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