Mises Wire

Another Pointless Antitrust Campaign by Federal Regulators

Blog11 hours ago

The feds claim the chicken industry is trying to exploit the consumer. Yet several decades ago, chicken was more expensive than beef, but thanks to industry efforts, chicken is exceptionally affordable now.

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Antonio Gramsci: The Greatest Political Strategist in History

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog07/22/2020

Many libertarians, like Marx, are focused on economic freedom as the means to deliver liberty for all. Gramsci knew better, and he offers a lesson for libertarians who believe that broader cultural questions beyond the nonaggression principle are irrelevant for liberty.

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Abolishing the Police Won't Mean Abolishing State Violence

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog06/15/2020

The Left believes that we need the state to force people to act in line with "social justice." This means that somebody must force compliance with state edicts, even if those people aren't called "police."

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Anthony Fauci: When Politics Trumps Science

Blog04/22/2020

When it comes to diseases, Anthony Fauci has a well established pattern of skipping the science phase, and going directly to press conferences and political posturing.

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Airline Bailouts Destabilize the Economy and Inflate Asset Prices

Blog04/07/2020

The airline industry has clearly been prone to booms and busts for decades. Yet instead of planning for hard times, these corporate welfare machines called "airlines" use resources to inflate stock value and pad executive salaries.

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A "European Empire" Won't Make Europe Richer

World History

Blog05/23/2019

Emmanuel Macron is pushing for a "European Empire" which he thinks will bring more economic success. But European prosperity has always thrived most where there are small states and decentralization.

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AOC and the Green Great Leap Forward

Blog02/11/2019

The authors of this plan apparently believe that all it will take is for the government to direct massive amounts of money toward these new projects, and everything else will fall into line

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won't Be the One to Finally Make Socialism Work

Blog11/22/2018

Trying to explain economics to progressives is like trying to explain to a flat-earther how a satellite orbits the planet.

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