Featured

Make Your Ideas Heard — Support the Mises Institute

Blog2 hours ago
Even if you’ve never donated, a small gift of $5 or $10 makes a huge difference.

Read more

Mises Stands Between Us and 1984

Blog40 min ago
In Human Action Mises provided a comprehensive treatment of why civilization flourishes only when liberty flourishes in every area of life.

Read more

Stop Wrapping the Flag Around Pro Sports

Blog4 hours ago
In the past, the NFL has happily politicized the sport in exchange for some money from the Pentagon. Now the strategy may end in a marketing disaster.

Read more

Carbon Taxes and Economic Growth

The Environment

Blog4 hours ago
If a politician wants to reshuffle taxes in a way that doesn’t reduce the tax burden overall, why should the libertarian endorse such a move?

Read more

Mises Explains the Drug War

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesInterventionism

13 hours agoMises Daily Articles
Mises contends, the fact that something is a vice is no reason for suppression by way of commercial prohibitions.

Read more

The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog20 hours ago
One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.

Read more

Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

PovertyPrices

Blog09/25/2017
Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.

Read more

There's Nothing Moral about Opposing "Price-Gouging"

The Police StatePricesValue and Exchange

Blog09/24/2017
Opponents of price gouging want to fine and imprison their neighbors for selling their own property at the "wrong" price.

Read more

Elvis's Own Personal Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/22/2017
Elvis was a devoted fan of Nixon's Drug War — right up to the day he died from a drug overdose.

Read more