Mises Daily

Displaying 101 - 110 of 6976

What "Progressive" Corporate Welfare Looks Like

Mises DailyOctober 13, 2015
Progressives would have us believe that they protect ordinary people from greedy corporations. But in truth, policies like Obamacare and Cap and Trade are immense crony capitalist deals that cartelize markets and greatly favor politically connected corporations.

Read more

Charles Murray's Tepid Radicalism

Mises DailyOctober 12, 2015
In his new book By the People , Charles Murray claims that government has become tyrannical, and therefore people ought to disobey bad laws. But only some laws, Murray explains. Tax laws are just swell, as is the foreign-policy status quo.

Read more

The Mises Week in Review: October 10, 2015

Mises DailyOctober 10, 2015
International trade grasped headlines with Monday’s announcement that twelve governments have agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. While we should expect to see this celebrated in the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , it is unfortunate even libertarian organizations are...

Read more

Gun Control: Fashionable Prohibition for Modern Lawmakers

Mises DailyOctober 9, 2015
Statistically, alcohol abuse causes far more death, violence, injury, and disease than guns do. And yet, further limiting access to alcohol is off the table while gun restrictions are fair game. In the gun debate, the double standards are plentiful.

Read more

The Menace of Egalitarianism

Mises DailyOctober 8, 2015
How should we define equality? The state won't define it, and a definition doesn't really matter because "equality" isn't really about helping anyone but the state and its agents. It's about some people exercising power over other people...

Read more

No More "Free Trade" Treaties: It's Time for Genuine Free Trade

Mises DailyOctober 7, 2015
Everywhere we look, governments are trying to enhance and extend their own power. So why are so many of those same governments eager to sign on to "free trade" agreements. It's because such agreements have nothing to do with free trade...

Read more

The Future Is Decentralized

Mises DailyOctober 6, 2015
In this adaptation of a Q and A session at the Mises Institute, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne discusses the potential for revolutionary change that could come to both markets and states with the spread of new technologies like the block chain.

Read more

In Brazil, Free-Market Ideas Rise as the Economy Falls

Mises DailyOctober 5, 2015
Thanks to centuries of government interventionism, Brazil remains mired in a sluggish boom-bust economy, and the government has now squandered the benefits of decades of growth. Fortunately, free-market ideas are growing more popular in Brazil and may someday offer a way out.

Read more

The Mises Week in Review: October 3, 2015

Mises DailyOctober 3, 2015
Whether its drug prices, crushing debt, or unemployment, government can always come up with someone else to blame. Fortunately though, in spite of the lackluster economy the Fed and the government seem committed to giving us, there's hope for a much better future...

Read more

The Reality Behind the Numbers in China’s Boom-Bust Economy

Mises DailyOctober 2, 2015
Just as they used faulty metrics to calculate the alleged economic might of the Soviet Union, many economists are making similar mistakes about the Chinese economy today. The decline of China's Keynesian-inspired boom-bust economy should not surprise us...

Read more