Mises Wire

Economists and the Emergence of Antitrust

Monopoly and Competition

Economists who believe that there was once a "golden age of antitrust" have never produced any evidence of such an age.

Read more

End the Drug War for These Very Practical Reasons

HealthLegal System

Drug addiction is indeed a serious problem. But the war on drugs does not lessen this problem, nor does it address the core issues leading to addiction.

Read more

E-Verify Threatens Us All

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

E-Verify could be used to punish anyone who displeases the government, from immigrants to homeschoolers to gun owners.

Read more

End Space-Station Funding Right Now

Corporate WelfareTaxes and Spending

If government funding of a space program is justified because it has “benefits,” then no argument can be made against government funding of anything.

Read more

Equilibrium, Profit and Loss, and Entrepreneurship

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Mises stated that general equilibrium is purely a methodological device with no counterpart in the real world. It only defines profit and loss.

Read more

Economics Is Like Birdwatching — You Have to Know What to Look For

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Using economics is akin to birdwat­ching, except for the fact that few untrained birdwatch­ers presume they have enough expertise to “educate” others.

Read more

Economic Value and the Post Office

12/31/2017Power & Market

Read more

Expand Tax Breaks to Expand Education

Taxes and Spending

Cutting taxes on investment income can be key in helping taxpayers afford a better education.

Read more

Entrepreneurship: Kirzner vs. Mises

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Mises conceives of the entrepreneur as the uncertainty-bearer. For Kirzner, entrepreneurship becomes reduced to the quality of alertness.

Read more

Shield icon wire