Mises Wire

My First Time to East Berlin

World History

Blog11/11/2019

One East Berliner told me there was not much difference between “freedom” in West and East Berlin because some workers in West Berlin had to commute more than half an hour by bus to get to work.   Hence, they had no freedom.

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Argentina Votes for More Inflation, Spending, and Economic Instability

Money and Banks

Blog11/11/2019

Argentinians have voted again for the policies that led to the 2014 financial crisis, and many crises before it. The regime remains inflationary and committed to big spending.

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The Austrian Theory of Efficiency and the Role of Government

11/09/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If one starts with a different view of efficiency and market optimality than the accepted notion of perfect competition then an entirely different set of conclusions relative to government intervention can be reached.
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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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The Cost of Government Is Rising Much Faster than Housing and Healthcare

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2019

The American cost of living is driven up not only by housing and healthcare costs, but by even larger increases in tax bills and government spending.

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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 Berlin Wall Reminds Us of What Happens After We "Smash Capitalism"

World History

Blog11/08/2019

It's not necessary to completely destroy capitalism to impoverish us irrevocably. The further a regime moves in the direction of the "egalitarian" states of the old communist world, the worse the impoverishment will be.

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