Mises Wire

Bretigne Shaffer on California's Mandatory Vaccinations

Big GovernmentHealth

11/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and longtime libertarian journalist Bretigne Shaffer discuss the vaccinations now enforced for school children in California, and the parents who are protesting the policy.
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Why Government Should Not Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/09/2019

The fewer non-productive bubble activities we have, the better it is for those activities that actually crate wealth. But attempts to reverse deflation with new money creation only create new bubbles.

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The Bank of Japan Shrinks the Pocket Money of Japanese ‘Salarymen’

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/05/2019

Abenomics, Japanese Keynesianism on steroids, has made the rich richer, and all others poorer. 

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More Government Spending Won't Make the Economy Grow

Money and Banks

Blog10/25/2019

Economic growth comes from the accumulation of real wealth — which is necessary to produce more goods and services.

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Dave Smith One-on-One with Jeff Deist

10/24/2019Power & Market
Jeff Deist and Dave Smith discuss D.C., Ancapistan, the future of religion in western society, and the Federal Reserve. Read More

Why the Pursuit of Profit Makes Us All Better Off

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/21/2019

When entrepreneurs create profit, we know they are using resources in a way that benefit others. When entrepreneurs causes losses, they are destroying wealth.

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If People Can't Be Trusted with Market Freedom, They Also Can't Be Trusted with the Vote

Interventionism

Blog10/17/2019

Behavioral economists say that since individuals are irrational, we need more state intervention in the economy. However, their criticism can be turned around: if individuals are irrational, government power is especially dangerous.

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Why "Worker Exploitation" Is a Myth

Labor and Wages

Blog10/14/2019

Workers get paid now, but the capitalists only get paid if there is a profit. This is why workers aren't paid 100 percent of the value of their output. For them, there is far less risk than for the capitalist.

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