The destruction of the free market, competition, and innovation may seem appealing to some now, but the likely outcome of poor employment, negative real wage growth, and stagnation should be a real cause of concern.
The fragmentation of power into many small local units is likely to make oppression of minorities more difficult. On the other hand, consolidation of power into a single popularly-elected Congress posed a grave threat to the rights of ordinary Americans.
One day, the Institute publishes an article criticizing Republicans. The Left cheers, but the Rights denounces us. The next day we criticize Democrats and the Right cheers while the Left is enraged. Yet our position is always consistently against the state.
Unfortunately, the corporate press and public health officials have determined that unilateral rule by executive decree, unimpeded by any conception of individual freedom, is necessary to respond to the coronavirus.
Profit-seeking entrepreneurs move factors of production to their highest and most economical uses. Amtrak, on the other hand, is diverting useful factors of production from higher use values to lower-valued uses. To put it another way, Amtrak is destroying wealth.
With the help of our extraordinary supporters, the Mises Institute is the world's leading supporter of the ideas of liberty and the Austrian School of economics. Since 1982, it has been the essential training ground the world over. With the continuing and growing economic crisis, the ideas of liberty are gaining more attention than ever. The Austrian School in particular is undergoing a remarkable renaissance. Hear the words of some of our supporters to learn why they are seizing the moment to help the Institute flood the world with truth.