Mises Wire

Raiding the World Bank: Exposing a Fondness for Dictators

U.S. History


I was astounded at how many despots the World Bank was propping up. Bankrolling tyrants is the equivalent of a Fugitive Slave Act for an entire nation, preventing a mass escape of political victims.

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Rural Voters, Guns, and Decentralization Sank the Democrats in Virginia

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History


A big factor behind Youngkin’s electoral success in Virginia: the rural voter and their reaction to Richmond's overreach on guns, schools, and centralized political power.

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Resist the Unique Patient Identifier!

HealthThe Police State


Medical identifiers would make it impossible to ensure confidentiality of medical records. The result will be a medical caste system.

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Rothbard: With Interest Rates, "There Are Two, Opposite Causal Chains at Work."


The relative strength and reaction times of changes in rates depend on the subjective expectations of the public. These changes—like economic changes in general—cannot be forecast with certainty. 

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Review: Economy, Society, and History

Book Reviews


In 2004, Hans Hoppe delivered a series of lectures at the Mises Institute about his theory of social evolution, and we are fortunate to have this volume, based on a transcript of those lectures, now available. 

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Rebutting Paul Krugman on the "Austrian" Pandemic

Monetary PolicyOther Schools of Thought


Paul Krugman’s “logical problem” with ABCT derives entirely from his superficial understanding of the theory.

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Remember When Conservatives "Canceled" Anyone against the War on Terror? I Do.


Life in American changed twenty years ago after the 9/11 attacks. Many Americans became enraged at anyone who did not swear allegiance to Bush’s antiterrorism crusade. 

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Review: Chaining Down Leviathan: The American Dream of Self-Government, 1776–1865


Bassani's book reveals that the drive for decentralized government was far from being a reactionary, postratification political strategy. It was the very cornerstone of the American political system.

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