consumer confidence

Surveys or Specifics: Do Economies Respond to Consumer Expectations or the Facts at Hand?


Much is made of surveys determining consumer confidence in the economy. Expectations, however, must line up both with proper economic theories and the information at hand.

tea harvest

Green Myths and Hard Realities: Sri Lanka as a Warning


While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.

Go to War for Taiwan?

08/05/2022Mises Media

Ryan McMaken and Zachary Yost discuss some of the strategic problems and historical oddities surrounding the relationships between the US, China, and Taiwan. 

Profits Are Not Random. They're How Entrepreneurs Help Allocate Resources Efficiently.


The efficient market hypothesis, which is popular in neoclassical economics circles, holds that markets are so "efficient" that entrepreneurial profits are generated randomly.

The Politcization of Economics

08/05/2022Mises Media

Has economics fallen to politics? Court economists like Paul Krugman–we might call them "regime economists"–represent a profession in big trouble. Jeff and Bob discuss.

Do Tariffs Create Prosperity? Challenging the Populist Right on Trade


Populists on the right (and left) are claiming that American prosperity came about because of high protective tariffs. But political rhetoric can't replace sound economics.

Rising "Constitutional Carry" Is a Sign of Failing Trust in Government


In the past, many Americans may have simply trusted to the regime to provide "law and order." But that sentiment is apparently becoming more and more rare. 

Thomas Paine on Paper Money

08/04/2022Mises Daily Articles

"Most of the advocates for tender laws are those who have debts to discharge, and who take refuge in such a law, to violate their contracts and cheat their creditors."

Is Anarcho-Capitalism Incoherent?

08/04/2022Friday Philosophy

Gregory Salmieri, defending a minimal state, asserts that a free market anarchy would be characterized by "war and realpolitik." That sounds more like what we have under state rule today.



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