Mises Wire

As the US Treasury Runs Out of Creditors, Its Options Dwindle

The FedMonetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog6 hours ago

With US government debt skyrocketing past $33 trillion and possible recession looming, the Treasury faces the prospect of running out of suckers. Finding buyers for US debt will become much more difficult.

Read More

Should We Embrace the Stateless Roman Political Thought?

AnarchyDemocracyLibertarianismSecession

Blog9 hours ago

The concept of the state has more to do with the worldview of ancient Greek philosophers than with the Roman Empire. We could learn a few things about statelessness from the Romans.

Read More

Progressive Interventionism Is Ruining American Healthcare

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealthProgressivism

Blog11/29/2023

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at it again: demanding government intervention in the nation's healthcare system to deal with problems caused by earlier government intervention.

Read More

Remembering the Great Henry Hazlitt on His Birthday

CapitalismEconomic FreedomFree Markets

Blog11/28/2023

Henry Hazlitt, a great champion of liberty and Austrian economics, was born on November 28, 1894. His most famous book, Economics in One Lesson, remains a best seller thirty years after his death.

Read More

Arkansas' Attack on Chinese-Owned Property Is Reckless and Crony-Driven

Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/28/2023

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is forcing a Chinese firm to sell its Arkansas land holdings in the name of “national security.” The order is economically destructive and serves no useful purpose.

Read More

After Ukraine, Realpolitik Will Be the New Interventionist Status Quo

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog11/27/2023

Between war weariness and the inability of the US government to pay war bills, reality is going to come to the fore even if Washington doesn't like it.

Read More

Student Loans: The Continuing Crisis That Is Getting Worse

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareLabor and WagesU.S. History

Blog11/27/2023

The student loan program is descending into chaos and the Biden administration is clueless about what to do. Furthermore, the value of a college education continues to fall while college costs increase.

Read More

Overcoming Chinese Communist GDP Myths

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicySocialismWorld History

Blog11/25/2023

While China achieved strong economic growth in the post-Mao years by allowing free markets to work, the Communist leadership wants to return the economy to its old socialist ways. However, while the government can give fake growth numbers, it cannot reverse socialist failures.

Read More