Mises Daily Articles

Displaying 1 - 10 of 310

Classical Liberalism versus Anarchocapitalism

Free MarketsThe Police StatePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/24/2017Mises Daily Articles
The anarchocapitalist agenda will include ever reducing the size and power of states through decentralization, libertarian nationalism, and secession.

Read more

Cobden on Freedom, Peace, and Trade

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

10/02/2017Mises Daily Articles
Free trade cannot prevent war when men no longer believe in peace.

Read more

Central Banks and Our Dysfunctional Gold Markets

Gold StandardMoney and BankingPrices

07/23/2015Mises Daily Articles
Gold prices are subject to manipulation in a variety of ways from the private sector, central banks, and governments. To see how gold fits into markets, we must look to see how "official" and "unoffocial" prices for the yellow metal are being shaped...

Read more

Connecticut's Novel Way to Kill Jobs and Tax Employers

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

05/14/2015Mises Daily Articles
Some now blame employers that don’t pay a “living wage” for the fact that so many people receive welfare payments. So, the politicians want to tax employers for every minimum wage employee they hire. Needless to say, this won’t solve the problem...

Read more

Conscription and Other Draconian Taxes

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

03/13/2015Mises Daily Articles
Conscription has become an issue in Ukraine where young men are attempting to avoid compulsory military service. But Ukraine is not unique, and states across the globe and throughout history have imposed the 100-percent tax known as "the draft."...

Read more

Can Europe Recover From Its Easy-Money Obsession?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

02/16/2015Mises Daily Articles
Central banks and their favorite economists are everywhere worried that central banks may be too weak to keep the current “expansion” going. If central banks are too weak now, what will happen when they get the strength they want?...

Read more

Chinese Savings vs. American Spending

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

01/01/2015Mises Daily Articles
One thing the Chinese regime has not managed to do is erase the Chinese fondness for saving money. But in America, where over one-third of the population is on public assistance, it spends as much as possible.

Read more

Correcting Scrooge’s Economics

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

12/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
Ebenezer Scrooge is guilty of no crime, but he is a bad economist. This is demonstrated by Scrooge's ignorance about the subjective nature of value, and by his insistence that he is being robbed by his clerk who negotiates a day off...

Read more

Cryptocurrencies and a Wider Regression Theorem

Money and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange

12/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
If cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are being used as money, and if Carl Menger correctly tells us that money must have some kind of antecedent value, then as economists it becomes our job to discover what exactly is that antecedent value. A fresh reading of Menger's Regression Theorem provides...

Read more

Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution: 25 Years Later

Global EconomyWorld HistoryInterventionism

11/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Velvet Revolution, during which the people of Czechoslovakia revolted against their communist masters, turns twenty-five years old this month. Many people from formerly-communist economies have learned much from the experience, even if many in the West have not.

Read more

Shield icon library