Mises Wire

The Unborns' Dying Wish: The Abortion of the Fed

InflationPoverty

Blog1 hour ago

Janet Yellen, who once was the nation's chief inflationist, now says that poor women need easy access to abortion because inflation might work a hardship on them.

Read More

Nickel: How Government Alchemists Turned a Base Money Hard and Now Are Expected to Kill It.

InflationMonetary PolicyGold Standard

Blog6 hours ago

Nickel is a base metal the government used to replace silver. Since then, the government has inflated so much that even nickel is too valuable for US coinage.

Read More

Federal Reserve Policies Aimed at Creating Price Stability Bring About Economic Instability

The FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog05/16/2022

While Fed policies openly try to make prices "stable," the central bank actually is creating economic instability and an impoverished economy.

Read More

Freedom and Sound Money: Two Sides of a Coin

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog05/16/2022

It is impossible to grasp the idea of sound money without realizing that it was devised to protect civil liberties against state despotism.

Read More

History and Institutions Matter: The Postslavery Development of Jamaica and Barbados

Economic FreedomPoverty

Blog05/14/2022

Why did Barbados postslavery develop a more robust economy than Jamaica even though the people had similar ethnic backgrounds?

Read More

The Russo-Ukrainian War: A New Opportunity for Demagogues to Destroy Freedoms at Home

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/14/2022

While people speak of "freedom" for the people of Ukraine, Western political leaders have used the invasion as an excuse to crack down on free speech.

Read More

Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

U.S. Economy

Blog05/13/2022

With the shortage have come the usual half-baked bromides about "evil corporations" and how they aren't regulated enough. The real fault lies with welfare statists, Trump-style protectionists, and the FDA. 

Read More

What Happens When Central Banks Attempt to Tighten? Even More Resource Misallocation

Central BanksThe FedInflationMonetary TheoryPraxeology

Blog05/13/2022

Popular economic wisdom says central banks can counter harmful effects of inflation by raising interest rates. Unfortunately, such moves carry their own forms of misallocation of resources and capital.

Read More
Shield icon wire