Mises Wire

State Lockdowns Are Creating a Mental Health Disaster

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog05/16/2020

With their bizarre and extreme lockdowns, governments are forcing very low-risk populations to endure social isolation and unemployment. The mental health effects will be significant.

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Some Insightful Entrepreneurs Planned for a Pandemic

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog05/07/2020

Although many claim "nobody saw this coming," some entrepreneurs planned ahead and also have found ways to cater to customers under new conditions.

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Socialist Destructionism

Socialism

Blog03/12/2020

Socialism is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build; it destroys.

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Some State Governments Are Actually Trying to Scale Back Their Regulatory Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/29/2020

Unlike in the federal government, some small bits of progress have been made against the regulatory regime at the state level

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Social Security Cannot Survive in Its Present Form

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/19/2020

The Social Security program will have to be either inflated away with increasingly worthless dollars or Congress will have to intervene to cut benefits. 

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Some Problems with Worker Productivity Stats

Philosophy and MethodologyPrices

Blog02/18/2020

Government statistics on worker productivity combine many errors of aggregation such as "average prices" and the total purchasing power of money. So it's unlikely that productivity numbers tell us much that's useful.

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Social Security Is a Terrible "Investment"

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/17/2020

Social Security has been a money-losing mess for decades, and it's a major drain on private sector saving and investment.

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Socialism: A Brief Taxonomy

Socialism

Blog02/15/2020

From orthodox Marxism to anarcho-syndicalism, here's a brief guide to the many flavors of socialism.

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