Mises Wire

The Next Step in Social Security’s Ponzi Scheme

Blog03/13/2019

Social Security has always been a scheme to pile costs on future workers for the benefit of current retirees. Now Congress wants to make things even worse.

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The Eurozone is Slowing, and the ECB Isn't Prepared

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/12/2019

The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.

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The Great Murray Rothbard

Blog03/02/2019

Today would have been the 93rd birthday of Murray Rothbard, a creative genius and champion of liberty.

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The Shutdown Shows Us How Unreliable and Harmful Government Can Really Be

Blog01/26/2019

The shutdown is an example of how the government cannot be counted on to deliver on its promises.

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Two Definitions of "Freedom" — Only One of Them Is Right

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/18/2019

Many Americans now believe in a version of "freedom" which is nothing of the sort — because it requires more violent coercion exercised by government agents.

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The Legal Gymnastics Behind Obamacare

Health

Blog12/26/2018

Winning support in newspapers’ editorial headlines is not the same thing as constitutional justification.

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The Philanthropic Ogre

Protectionism and Free Trade

Octavio Paz, defined government as "the philanthropic ogre," a creature that seemingly wishes to help the unfortunate, but at the same time devours more and more of the nation’s prosperity.

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Trump Should Scale Back Auto Mileage Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog08/09/2018

Hikes to minimum mileage requirements make cars less affordable while doing little to improve air quality.

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