Mises Wire

How Uber Threatens Our Way of Life

BlogAugust 3, 2015

The online tech and science magazine Verge recently published an essay on the economic and political impact of disruptive ride-sharing startup Uber: Uber can't be stopped. So what...

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Apprehensive about comprehensive political reform

BlogJuly 31, 2015

Despite the problems that bedevil comprehensive political plans, there is one central plan that can benefit all members of a society (except for predators on others) -- the joint protection of everyone’s private property. As Locke...

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Trophy Hunting Helps Save Endangered Species

BlogJuly 30, 2015

In certain contexts, an animal can be of little use or a nuisance, as in the case of a lion or elephant running unrestrained. On the other hand, the private market has done a lot of good work in providing more sanctuary for animals through...

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Government Motors: For Your Own Good

BlogJuly 29, 2015

Eric Peters reminds us of why customers don't have a choice when it comes to safety features on cars and other mandatory "amenities." It's all mandated. And, much like the airlines — who do...

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Chris Christie to Colorado: I Will Ram Federal Law Down Your Throats

BlogJuly 29, 2015

Chris Christie, who unbeknownst to virtually everyone is running for President, has announced that, if he becomes president, he will make sure that Colorado's nullification of federal marijuana law will not be allowed to stand....

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Taylor & Francis Highlights Austrian Economics

BlogJuly 28, 2015

The academic publishing house Taylor & Francis (a part of Routledge) is highlighting a number of economic theories by providing collections of journal articles from their extensive library with free access. Among...

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How the West Poisoned the Mind of the East

BlogJuly 28, 2015

Europe and America did not cause the plight of the underdeveloped nations, but they have prolonged its duration by implanting in their intellectuals the ideologies which are the most serious obstacle to any improvement of conditions. The socialists and interventionists of the West have poisoned...

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War

BlogJuly 28, 2015

Valiant Hearts is the rare game that combines engaging gameplay with a compelling narrative and a strongly anti-war message.

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Should the Ashley Madison Hackers Go to Jail?

BlogJuly 23, 2015

For starters, consider that personal and business reputations might well become even more important in a more libertarian society. Our reflexive aversion to cheats, liars, and secrecy is very much in accord with human nature, and there’s every reason to believe a private legal system would...

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