Mises Wire

Concentrate Where the Murders Are Concentrated

Media and CultureProgressivism

Blog1 hour ago

Progressives like to claim that "America" has a "gun violence problem." However, the "gun violence problem" happens to exist in places where progressives dominate the government.

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Central Banks Turn to Gold as Losses Mount

Monetary Policy

Blog01/23/2023

The only reason central banks buy gold is to protect their balance sheets from their own monetary destruction programs; they have no choice but to do so.

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Corporate Welfare for Farmers Is Swell until It's Not: The Case of Arizona Reservoirs

U.S. History

Blog01/21/2023

What at first seem like gifts from the state (handouts for some at the expense of others) lead to unfortunate events that cannot be stopped once begun.

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Central Bankers Are Poor Archers: The Problems and Failures of Inflation Targeting and Price Stability

Central BanksEconomic PolicyThe FedInflation

Blog01/03/2023

Central bankers follow inflation "target" in their pursuit of "price stability." Not surprisingly, they usually miss their targets -- quite badly -- and we now are living one of those moments.

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Capitalism Does Not Create Social Inequality

Economic PolicyFree MarketsLiberalism

Blog12/14/2022

Critics of capitalism claim that it is responsible for creating inequality in society. Yet the precapitalist societies enforced inequality in a rigid social structure.

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Central Banks: Profligacy in Lockstep

World History

The world's central banks ran up their risk, all together, and now the big risks they assumed are turning into losses all around the central bank club.

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College Loans and Hazlitt's Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation

Blog11/26/2022

Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.

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