Mises Wire

How to Limit Social Media's Power without Growing Government

Blog3 min ago

Social media relies heavily on spacial government-granted privileges enables by Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. 

Read More

Money Supply vs. Liquidity. What's the Difference?

Monetary Theory

Blog1 hour ago

Changes in money supply and liquidity are not the same thing.

Read More

The Trillion-Dollar F-35 Fighter Program Does Not Make Americans Safer

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/21/2020

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is not worthy of a massive investment by the taxpayer—especially since the program doesn't make Americans any safer. 

Read More

Pope Francis's Latest Attack on Property: It's a "Secondary Right"

Private Property

Blog10/20/2020

The pope doesn't understand that it is the protection of property rights that secures the common good.

Read More

Printing Money at a "Constant" or "Stable" Rate Won't Prevent Boom-Bust Cycles

Booms and BustsInflationGold Standard

Blog10/19/2020

Money printing—even at a constant rate—is going to generate the same result as any other money printing. The reason lies in the fact that money creation transfers wealth from productive to unproductive enterprises.

Read More

India Takes Small Steps toward Economic Freedom with New Agrarian Reforms

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPrice Controls

Blog10/15/2020

India's parliament has recently passed new reforms to its long-standing interventionist regime which limits farmers' ability to buy and sell goods. These reforms are badly needed.

Read More

Why There's So Much Confusion over What "Inflation" Means

Blog10/13/2020

Not all increases in money supply lead to inflation. A currency fully backed by a commodity like gold does not cause inflation like an increase in unbacked fiat money does.

Read More

Japan Embraced Debt as a Way out of Its Budget Crisis. It's Not Working.

In Japan, huge social security expenditures have been simply monetized by the Bank of Japan at the expense of the overall welfare and the economic prospects of Japan’s youth.

Read More
Shield icon wire