Mises Wire

What Universities Won't Teach College Students About the Economics of Climate Change

Big GovernmentEducationThe Environment

Blog06/10/2019

The rhetorical framing of "climate change" is far removed from the underlying research. And the real-world costs of "doing something" are rarely considered.

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What Social Contract? Parents of Parkland School Victims Suing Do-Nothing Sheriff's Department

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

In addition to having no obligation to intervene to protect the public, government law-enforcement agencies are protected by many layers of formal immunity which allow them to both abuse their power and neglect their duties without any significant repercussions to themselves or to budgets.

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Why Gun Ownership Rates Tell Us Little About Homicide Trends in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

Homicide trends in America are driven by deeply entrenched historical and cultural factors that extend far beyond the prevalence of gun ownership.

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Why Single-Payer Healthcare Is So Bad

HealthTaxes and Spending

05/24/2019Audio/Video
Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.
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Why Plea Deals Are a Gross Miscarriage of Justice

Legal SystemThe Police State

05/15/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy explains why “offering a plea deal” is a horrible practice.
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With New Tariffs, Trump Hikes Taxes on American Small Business Owners — Again

Blog05/10/2019

Tariffs are just a tax increase on business owners who must now lay off workers or take pay cuts to deal with a government-imposed rise in the cost of doing business.

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Why Social Democracy is Failing Europe

Big GovernmentSocialismInterventionism

Blog05/02/2019

Social Democracy fails for the same reasons communism did. It just fails more slowly.

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Why One Corporation Can Dictate Measles Policy in America

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/30/2019

The way vaccines are packaged and distributed is often driven primarily by politics and government regulation — and not by medical concerns.

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