Mises Wire

Elon Musk Bought Twitter, and the Pundits Sure Are Mad

U.S. History


Elon Musk just bought Twitter, and Twitter's most active users—a group composed largely of mainstream journalists—can't stand the idea that a social media platform might actually tolerate dissenting voices.

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Economic Theory Begins with Human Action, Not Data Sets

Booms and BustsFree MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewPraxeology


Austrian economics begins with logical deductions made from what we know about human action, not data sets that are subject to change.

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Expect Washington to Throw a Fit over China's New Deal with the Solomon Islands

Money and BanksWar and Foreign Policy


Washington regards the entire world as its "sphere of influence." But now Beijing is looking to follow the US playbook on hegemony and expand Beijing's network of military bases abroad.

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European Environmentalists Have Made Energy Independence Impossible

The Environment


Europe wants cheap and abundant energy, but politicians demonize nuclear, gas, and oil. All the interventionist proposals that are put forward by European politicians entail a higher cost for long-suffering consumers.

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End the Fed and Get More Doritos

Money and Banks


Another gift of the inflationary Fed: Frito-Lay recently began putting fewer chips in a bag of Doritos, reducing the weight of a bag about five percent from 9.75 ounces to 9.25 ounces in the process.

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Egypt Is Still Haunted By Its Ghosts of Socialism

DemocracyEconomic FreedomSocialismPolitical Theory


It has been more than fifty years since Egyptian strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser died, but his unfortunate legacy of imposing socialism on Egypt still harms the nation and its economy.

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Economic Calculation

Calculation and Knowledge


A socialist management would be like a man forced to spend his life blindfolded.

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Eileen Gu, Jingoism, and Olympic Politics


The idea that an athlete—in this case, Eileen Gu—somehow "betrays" her country by playing sports for a foreign team is the worst kind of jingoism.

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