Mises Wire

Seeing the Student Loan Crisis as a Form of Boom and Bust

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles


Conservatives have missed the point that it is not students particularly that are at fault for the student loan crises, but the entire bureaucratic economic-political system.

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Socialism Is Not Groupthink, but Statethink: A Brief Comment on Jordan Peterson



Jordan Peterson has linked identity politics to socialism. Instead, socialism is about empowering the state.

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Short-Term Market Volatility Is Not Entirely Random

Financial MarketsInflation


Typical teaching on stock prices says they are little more than a random walk. But people's purposeful actions are behind every economic transactions.

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Spooner: We Didn't Consent to the Constitution

U.S. History


"Even those who actually voted for the adoption of the Constitution, did not pledge their faith for any specific time; since no specific time was named during which the association should continue."

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Sound Money Can Prevent What Representative Democracy Does Not

Economic FreedomThe FedMonetary Policy


For all of the talk about "our democracy," there is a better way to protect the lives and property of people than just electing politicians. It is called sound money.

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Should Libertarians Get behind States Waging "Humanitarian" Wars?

War and Foreign Policy


Fernando R. Tesón is all mixed up. He thinks libertarians' principled nonaggression ties their hands in the face of violence against others and that this limitation extends to good-guy states.

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Surveys or Specifics: Do Economies Respond to Consumer Expectations or the Facts at Hand?

Free MarketsRationalismBusiness Cycles


Much is made of surveys determining consumer confidence in the economy. Expectations, however, must line up both with proper economic theories and the information at hand.

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