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Audio recordings of Mises Wire articles, offering contemporary news and opinion through the lens of Austrian economics and libertarian political economy.

What If the Lockdown Was All a Big Mistake?

04/22/2020Audio/Video
Imagine if we had used even a fraction of the resources spent to lock down the entire population and focused on providing assistance and protection to the most vulnerable—the elderly and those with serious medical conditions. We could have protected these people and still had an economy to go back...
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Anthony Fauci, the "Learned Ignoramus"

04/22/2020Audio/Video
Experts such as Anthony Fauci are experts only in the narrow field of their expertise. They have almost no knowledge or expertise in other fields, including—apparently—the basics of how human societies function.
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If Face Masks Are Mandatory, Then It’s Time to End Mask Patents

04/22/2020Audio/Video
Governments are set to make mask wearing mandatory in many places. Yet some companies are committed to limiting supply and charging monopoly prices thanks to government-created patents.
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Three Reasons Why Politicians Must Leave Oil Markets Alone

Tags Price ControlsInterventionism
04/21/2020Audio/Video
Efforts by US policymakers to boost crude prices and to throw a lifeline to high-cost US crude producers is the exact opposite of what prices are telling us the market needs at this time.
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COVID-19 Is Forcing Governments to Admit Their Regulations Aren't Really Necessary

04/21/2020Audio/Video
From medical practices to grocery shipments, governments are loosening restrictions in order to keep goods and services affordable. But if these restrictions are unnecessary now, why claim they are ever necessary?
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The Convention Center Bubble Will Soon Pop

04/21/2020Audio/Video
The COVID-19 depression will expose the Las Vegas convention center bubble for what it is: a massive malinvestment.
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Bureaucrats Can't Fix This

04/21/2020Audio/Video
Bureaucrats cannot conjure wealth from nothing. They only have what they extract from the private sector. Unfortunately, the bureaucrats are now starving the private sector of funding while making government budgets ever larger.
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The CDC's Budget Is Larger Now Than Under Obama

04/20/2020Audio/Video
Many left-wing pundits and politicians are claiming that the Centers for Disease Control budget was "gutted" in recent years. But the CDC's budget is now higher than it was in the final years of the Obama administration.
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It's Time to Track the FDA's Death Toll

04/20/2020Audio/Video
Many Americans could die in the coming weeks and months thanks to the FDA’s blockade on coronavirus testing. Should we consider those victims as martyrs for the principle of bureaucratic supremacy?
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How to Think About the Fed Now

Tags The Fed
04/20/2020Audio/Video
The Fed is, in effect, a lawless economic government unto itself. It is the lender of first resort, a kind of reverse pawnshop that pays top dollar for rapidly declining assets.
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