Mises Wire

It's Time to End the Embargo against Cuba

U.S. History


Now that Cuban president Raul Castro has resigned the presidency of Cuba, will the US government lift its six-decade economic embargo against Cuba? Don't bet on it.

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Is God a Capitalist?

Book Reviews


In his book God Is a Capitalist: Markets from Moses to Marx, McKinney “shows how Biblical economic principles answer the most vexing problems the world faces today, such as poverty, inequality and pollution.” 

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If the Nordic Countries Are Socialist, So Are These Less Impressive Countries

Global Economy


Have you ever noticed that it's only the wealthy Nordic countries that are singled out as being "socialist"? Places like Greece and Italy, which are more socialistic than Scandinavia, never seem to warrant a mention on this topic. 

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India's Crypto-Clueless Regulators

Money and Banks


I would be silly to suggest that I know the precise potential of cryptocurrencies, but I would be even sillier if I were to say that the Indian government does.

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If Deficits Don't Matter, Why Bother with Taxes?

Taxes and Spending


If deficits don't matter, why bother with taxes? The regime has the answer: taxes are important for punishing people we don't like, rewarding our friends, and for maintaining control over the public. 

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In Search of Utopia

World History


Hegel and Marx took a philosophy from some fringe Christian groups and turned it into a global utopian movement that has been disastrous.

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It's Time for the US to Withdraw from Korea

War and Foreign Policy


Pulling troops out of South Korea is an important step in changing the conversation on American foreign policy, which is swamped in platitudes of promoting missionary enterprises abroad and finding new bogeymen to confront. 

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In Some Countries, Lockdowns May Be the "New Normal"



While some countries in Europe are showing signs of lifting all restrictions soon, Ireland’s so-called leaders are telling citizens it cannot be guaranteed that they’ll even be able to holiday in their own country this summer.

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