Mises Wire

Why Government Spending Matters More than the Size of the Deficit

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog1 hour ago
The only meaningful contribution the government can make to people’s living standards is by focusing on a reduction in government spending.

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Will the United States Survive to 1984?

Big GovernmentEducationPolitical Theory

2 hours agoArticles of Interest
In this still-relevant talk from the early 70s, Ralph Raico examines why libertarians can't rely on either the New Left or the Conservatives.

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Mises on Political Compromise

Blog5 hours ago
No truth is small enough to be sacrificed in the game of political compromise.

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Four Agencies to Abolish along with the Dept. of Education

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog5 hours ago
Cabinet-level departments enjoy more political prestige than other agencies. Getting rid of them is first step in cutting back federal spending.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog14 hours ago
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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FOMC Minutes: More of the Same

The FedGlobal Economy

22 hours agoFedWatch
The FOMC minutes revealed a Fed that doesn't know what to do, but pretends like everything's under control.

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