Mises Wire

Humanitarian Interventions Are Killing National Sovereignty — And That's a Bad Thing

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/30/2019

The growing acceptance of "humanitarian" interventions works to remove national sovereignty as a bulwark against expansionist large states in the international order.

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How the Euro Enabled Europe's Debt Bubbles

Money and Banking

Blog01/30/2019

When we blame the euro for Europe's ills, we're letting politicians and central bankers — who have only ever viewed the euro as a stepping-stone toward their grand objectives — off the hook.

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Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson (1946): An Aging Friend's Long-Overdue Assessment

Free Markets

Blog01/26/2019

The rise of interest in free market economics has come from outside academia and Economics in One Lesson has been a great part of this awareness.

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How Government Spending Hurts the Economy

Blog01/25/2019

The lack of spending during a shutdown wouldn't be a problem if the government hadn't already extracted so much wealth from the private sector to begin with.

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Herb Kelleher and the Free-Market Fight for Southwest

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurFree Markets

Blog01/21/2019

Big firms that dominate the marketplace have never had much of a problem with government regulations that keep new competitors from springing up.

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How Tax Breaks for Tesla Cause Affordable-Housing Problems

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/18/2019

Wealth creation and savings are a far better indicator for economic prosperity than the "job creation" sought by politicians who use tax incentive programs for political purposes. 

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How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

Big GovernmentSocialismThe Police State

Blog01/16/2019

Venezuelans are defenseless against a government that runs roughshod over their civil liberties and economic livelihood.

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Hard Work (Alone) Won't Get Your Country Out of Poverty

Blog01/02/2019

Working hard is a good thing, but it can only lead to high levels of wealth when combined with capital accumulation and entrepreneurship.

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