Mises Wire

Politicians' COVID Mania Ravages Maryland

Media and CultureThe Police State

Blog05/28/2020

James Bovard reports form Maryland, where the COVID-19 lockdowns have decimated employment and the rules only apply to powerless ordinary people. Cops and politicians can do as they like.

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Preface to Anatomy of the Crash

The FedBusiness Cycles

Blog04/18/2020

One of the important aims of the Anatomy of the Crash is to highlight the truly global nature of the monetary policy failings since 2008—not simply critiquing the actions of the Federal Reserve, but their colleagues at the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and elsewhere.

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Protectionism Is Not the Answer to the Canadian Fur Trade’s Problems

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/29/2020

The North American fur trade is in decline. Unfortunately, many think that the solution is for the government to step in to “protect” trappers from market competition.

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Price Controls Make Life Miserable for New Yorkers

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/05/2019

After many decades of rent control and other regulations, New York politicians still can't seem to figure out why housing is so expensive.

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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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Politicians Make the Promises —You and Your Children Pay for Them

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2018

Between taxation, inflation, and the government's insatiable appetite for more spending, its increasingly difficult to avoid financial ruin.

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Paul Ryan was a Failure — It’s Important to Understand Why

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

Blog04/13/2018

By all accounts Paul Ryan is a good natured man, but one who ended up betraying almost all the causes he claimed to care about.

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Politicians Are Rushing to Ink Cronyist Deal with Amazon

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/15/2018

The massive tax breaks and subsidies being offered to Amazon for their second headquarters has taken crony capitalism to dizzying heights.

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