Mises Wire

Bernie Tells America: Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps!

Blog04/18/2019

Bernie Sanders justifies his millions this way: he worked for it by writing a book. He also says that if you write a book, you could be a millionaire too. It's just that easy!

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Blue-State Migrants Probably Aren't Turning Your State Blue

U.S. History

Blog02/15/2019

Many states assumed to be "turning blue" actually get more migrants from red states than from blue states. It's also a bad idea to assume that everyone who moves from Illinois agrees with the median voter from Chicago.

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Boston Symphony Sued for "Equal Pay" for Female Flute Player

Blog01/01/2019

A female flute player thinks only sexism can explain why she's paid less than a male oboist. But it turns out playing the oboe isn't the same job as playing the flute — and wages reflect this.

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Buy More Luxury Gifts: It's Good for Your Neighbors in Need

Labor and WagesPrices

Blog12/19/2018

This Christmas, countless workers will profit when others spend freely on "unnecessary" luxury goods.

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Brazil's Coming Election: Can the Nation Embrace a Free Economy?

Blog10/05/2018

Without fundamental reforms towards a market economy, the future of Brazil looks bleak.

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Brexit on the Brink

Blog07/19/2018

Theresa May fails to grasp the true necessity of breaking free of the European free-loaders.

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Balanced Budget Amendments Are Useless: Limit Taxes, Debt, and Spending Instead

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog06/18/2018

The Colorado constitution mandates voter approval of tax increases, and controls spending growth. If only we had something similar for the feds.

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Bernie’s (Latest) Boondoggle

Big GovernmentLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

Blog05/08/2018

If Sanders's job-guarantee program were adopted, the only silver lining to the dark cloud is that it would provide additional evidence that government programs don’t work.

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