Mises Wire

The Next Step in Social Security’s Ponzi Scheme

Blog03/13/2019

Social Security has always been a scheme to pile costs on future workers for the benefit of current retirees. Now Congress wants to make things even worse.

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The Eurozone is Slowing, and the ECB Isn't Prepared

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/12/2019

The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.

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China's Slowdown is Exposing the Cracks in the Global Economy

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/06/2019

Since 2008, China has amassed a mountain of debt, and continues to operate countless "zombie" companies and money-losing factories.

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Carabini's Liberty, Dicta and Force

03/04/2019Power & Market

"Those in government see solutions to problems they are certain will work. Yet …when their solutions are adopted and enforced the problems either get worse or create other problems worse than the ones for which the solution was designed."

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Laurence Vance on Libertarianism

03/03/2019Power & Market

Laurence Vance has written a valuable collection of essays on libertarianism

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The Great Murray Rothbard

Blog03/02/2019

Today would have been the 93rd birthday of Murray Rothbard, a creative genius and champion of liberty.

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What Happens to Europe When Germany's Economy Slows?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog03/01/2019

Germany’s role as the locomotive and economic leader of the entire bloc has been crucial for the last decade.

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"Medicare for All" Is Much Costlier than Most Admit

Blog02/21/2019

Programs like Medicare are a great deal for early participants, but they create huge liabilities for taxpayers later down the line.

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