Mises Wire

The Problem with Big Tech

Blog02/12/2019

Social media giants enjoy a cocktail of government contracts, government favoritism, and government-granted monopoly power. As a result, it will be difficult for new startups to offer much competition.

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Rothbard and Salerno Quoted on Modern Monetary Theory

02/12/2019Power & Market
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The Problem with Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax

While Elizabeth Warren may be correct that the system is broken, she is quite wrong in how and why it is broken — and how to fix it.

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The Pseudo-Psychology Behind Monetary Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/09/2019

Regardless of expectations, tampering with the economy by means of monetary policies will always undermine the foundations of the real economy.

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1877: When America Was In No Hurry to Pay the Military

Blog02/07/2019

The US military received no pay at all between June and November of 1877. This wasn't the only time funding was cut off, and it reflected a (now forgotten) historical distrust of the military in Congress and in America overall.

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The Difference between Money Supply & Liquidity

Blog02/02/2019

While many people talk about money and liquidity interchangeably, the reality is these are both very different concepts

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Thomas Paine on Paper Money and Morality

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/29/2019

The Hamiltonians foisted a central bank on the people of the United States at the first opportunity. But Thomas Paine wasn't fooled.

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Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart — Not Competition

Blog01/28/2019

All economic and political systems involve competition over scarce resources. So it's wrong to say competition is the distinguishing characteristic of capitalism.

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