Mises Wire

The "Lucas Critique" Is Misesian at its Core

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeologySubjectivism

Blog58 min ago

Like Mises, economist Robert Lucas understood that realities of human action make it impossible to treat economics as if it were a physical science.

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Tim Cook and Apple's Gross Hypocrisy on Taxes

Taxes and Spending

Blog6 hours ago

Politicians and elites viscerally hate any form of tax competition—at least for the plebes.

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The Right Lessons from Obamacare's Meltdown

Blog6 hours ago

Obamacare's latest failures show government-run health care does not serve the interests of those supposedly "benefiting" from the program.

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When it Comes to Spending, the US Is a Typical Western Welfare State

HealthTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog10 hours ago

There is no bright line that divides the allegedly "free-market" US from the "socialist" welfare states of Western Europe.

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Don't Confuse "Private" Prisons with Free-Market Prisons

Legal SystemThe Police StateTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog08/29/2016

"Private" prisons are really just taxpayer-funded, monopolistic agents for the state. There is nothing free market about them.

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The Hopeless GOP Narrative

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog08/29/2016

Even in the face of a century of collectivist horrors, Republicans still can not win the essential "us vs. them" game.

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