Mises Wire

Born on the Tenth of January

LibertarianismU.S. History

Blog4 hours ago

Thomas Paine, whose fiery essay "Common Sense" made a case for the American Revolution, is a much-neglected American founder.

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Bans on "Assault" Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawThe Police State

Blog11/26/2022

Biden wants to roll out yet another "assault" weapons ban. Supporters claim it will reduce crime, but it will do no such thing.

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Black Hole or Shock Absorber: How Does a Free-Market Economy Respond to Crises?

The FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog10/29/2022

As the inevitable economic downturn becomes more evident, the Fed will attempt to stop deflation. But what this economy needs is a good dose of it.

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Burning Down Rothbard

HayekLibertarianism

Blog10/28/2022

While Andrew Koppelman has made a good faith effort to understand and portray libertarianism, he makes some serious errors regarding Rothbardian thought. David Gordon helps to set him straight.

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Ben Bernanke's Nobel Prize: The Committee Rewards an Arsonist for Claiming to Fight the Fire He Started

Booms and BustsMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog10/10/2022

Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and two other economists have received the Nobel in economics this year. Their work on banking is weak on causality and fails to recognize the damage done by the central bank.

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Biggar Thy Neighbor

PaternalismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/30/2022

Is there a case for an American empire? Professor Nigel Biggar of Oxford University believes so, but David Gordon sets him straight.

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By Compensating Slave Owners, Great Britain Negotiated a Peaceful End to Slavery

DemocracyProperty RightsWorld History

Blog09/08/2022

By compensating slave owners for the abolition of slavery, Great Britain ended the scourge of chattel slavery long before it was ended in the Americas.

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Booms, Busts, and Statistics: What the Mainstream Gets Wrong

Austrian Economics Overview

"Economics is about how we behave, which comes from our personal valuation, in and relative to the physical world."

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