Mises Wire

Germany's Nuclear Choice: Russian Energy Crisis Forces a Reckoning

The EnvironmentProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy


Not long ago, Germany's politicians were proudly phasing out nuclear power. Facing a harsh winter without Russian natural gas, the atom suddenly seems like a good alternative.

Read More

Germany Can Save Itself, and Possibly the World, by Abandoning Four Failed Policies

Global EconomyStrategyWar and Foreign Policy


Germany's foray into green energy is turning out to be a disaster, but abandoning the green utopia is only the first stage for that country. It is time to put common sense and sound economics at the forefront of German policy making.

Read More

Green Myths and Hard Realities: Sri Lanka as a Warning

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomySocialismStrategy


While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.

Read More

GDP Shrinks Again as Biden Quibbles over the Definition of "Recession"

Money and BanksU.S. Economy


The state of the economy is not good. Powell knows it. Yellen knows it. Most people in the real world know it. 

Read More

Government "Stimulus" Schemes Fail Because Demand Does Not Create Supply

The FedFree Markets


Keynesians believe that if government spends more, it creates wealth in the process because it is "creating demand." But only wealth generation can create demand for goods.

Read More

GDP Provides a False Reading of the State of the Economy

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles


Most economists see GDP as a snapshot of the performance of the economy. However, it is better understood as a misleading statistic which fails to accurately describe what really is happening economically.

Read More

Government Intervention Is Fueling Food Shortages

World History


Neither the Ukraine war nor tough weather changes would threaten a global food shortage in a normal market environment. Unfortunately, world markets are riddled with regulations, killing production.

Read More

Greenspan Would Be Proud: A Lesson in Fed Speak

The FedMoney and Banks


The Federal Reserve continues the proud Greenspan tradition of obfuscation and confusing language to describe its reckless actions.

Read More