Concentrate Where the Murders Are Concentrated


Progressives like to claim that "America" has a "gun violence problem." However, the "gun violence problem" happens to exist in places where progressives dominate the government.

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Do Correlations Help Define Money?


Monetary authorities have come up with numerous clever ways of measuring money. However, they are unable even to define money, much less measure it.

Is Economics a Dead Discipline?

The Economics discipline has devolved into statistics, models, and hard science envy. Is the profession doing any good, or active harm? Per Bylund joins Jeff and Bob to discuss.

In Defense of Covid "Price Gouging"


When consumer prices shot up after the massive monetary injections undertaken to counteract the job-killing Covid lockdowns, the political classes called it "price gouging." Indeed, when government inflates, we need all the price gouging we can get.

Röpke Revisited


William Röpke, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, has made important contributions to Austrian economic analysis. Not surprisingly, he rejected collectivism as a way to organize an economy.

Questioning the Military Necessity of Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japanese Cities


Americans often have defended the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as regrettable but necessary for ending World War II. The actual record tells us a much different story.

Raise the Social Security Age to (at Least) 75


As life expectancy has risen, so have runaway costs. Raising the age won't make Social Security just, prudent, or wise. But cutting federal spending is always the right thing to do. 

After the Boom Must Come the Bust

Ryan and Tho talk to Mark Thornton about what to expect from the next recession and how we got ourselves into the current inflationary mess.

Yuri Maltsev, RIP


Yuri Maltsev, a Mises Senior Fellow who once was an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev when he was an economist in the USSR, has passed away. Rest in peace.



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