Mises Wire

Should Government Be Your Stockbroker? Maybe So, Says Bloomberg

Financial MarketsInterventionism


Bloomberg suggests that individuals should not be permitted to make their own stock selections because they are not "qualified" to make such decisions. Instead, governments should help direct their investment choices.

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Socialist Economies Are Impossible: Lessons from Russia, 1917–22

World History


Socialization of the economy led to immediate disaster. In 1920–21, Bolshevik agrarian policy culminated in a famine with an impact unparalleled in modern European history.

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San Jose's Gun Tax Has Nothing to Do with Reducing Crime

U.S. History


California politicians say "gun owners should cover the costs of gun violence." Apparently, holding actual criminals responsible for their own misdeeds is too much work in California.

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Stop Trying to Turn Economics into a Branch of Psychology



It seems the primary work of behavior economics is to "prove" that people are "irrational." Their solution to this irrationalism? More government power and planning.

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Stop Pretending Price Inflation Is a Result of "Too Much" Profit


If a business raises the price of its goods and consumers (and consumers pay it) we will have here a specific price increase but not a general increase in prices. That's not inflation.

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State-Level Secession Isn't Enough. The States Themselves Must Be Radically Decentralized.


The benefits of decentralization don't stop at the state level. State governments themselves must be broken up into decentralized confederations that allow for local vetoes, local sovereignty, and regional autonomy.

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Smallpox: The Historical Myths behind Mandatory Vaccines

HealthWorld History

Vaccine mandates are not a new invention, and states have long pushed a narrative exaggerating the success of mandates in the past. 

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Since 2008, Monetary Policy Has Cost American Savers about $4 Trillion

Money and Banks


After thirteen years with on average negative real returns to conservative savings, it is time to require the Federal Reserve to address its impact on savers.

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