Mises Wire

Boston Symphony Sued for "Equal Pay" for Female Flute Player

Blog01/01/2019

A female flute player thinks only sexism can explain why she's paid less than a male oboist. But it turns out playing the oboe isn't the same job as playing the flute — and wages reflect this.

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Bipartisan Support for New Federal Gun Controls Is a Red Flag

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog12/26/2018

Federal efforts to confiscate property without due process are a problem. Nor is it a coincidence that the targeted property includes personal firearms.

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Buy More Luxury Gifts: It's Good for Your Neighbors in Need

Labor and WagesPrices

Blog12/19/2018

This Christmas, countless workers will profit when others spend freely on "unnecessary" luxury goods.

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Building a Blockade

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/12/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details how technological innovations changed the course of naval warfare during the Civil War.
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Balanced-Budget Baloney

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/08/2018

The real problem of the federal budget is that there's far too much spending. The fact that it's not a balanced budget is a minor concern by comparison.

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Big Tech has Big Problems, but More Regulation Will Only Hurt Consumers

12/06/2018Power & Market

If Big Tech becomes entrenched and protected from competition through regulation, the consumer’s power over them is diminished.

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Brett Kavanaugh, The Duke Lacrosse Team, and Déjà vu

Legal System

Blog10/20/2018

Politicians never let due process or evidence stand in the way of a declaration of guilt.

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Brazil's Coming Election: Can the Nation Embrace a Free Economy?

Blog10/05/2018

Without fundamental reforms towards a market economy, the future of Brazil looks bleak.

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