Mises Wire

Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Labor and Wages

Blog05/18/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is aghast that some people like to pick up a few bucks doing work which brings no prestige. This is part of a larger obsession among politicians with de-valuing and working against unglamorous jobs that involve "dirty" work.

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Forget "States' Rights" — States Are Too Big, Too

Blog05/03/2019

The effort to nullify gun laws at the county level illustrate how the relationship between citizens and government can be quite different at a more local level.

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Against the Primacy of Politics — Against the Overestimation of Majority Principle

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2019

The Swiss “Landsgemeinde” assembly provides some insight into how to create a less-bad form of political power. But that's still worse than true self-determination.

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Why Do Socialists Hate Families?

Political Theory

Blog04/26/2019

Families provide an example of social bonds without private property, prices, and “capitalist exploitation.” So, it's odd that Marx wanted to abolish the family.

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Will Conservatives See the Light on Secession?

U.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.

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There's Nothing Wrong with Buying Local — Except When Government Tells You To

Blog04/17/2019

Government policies designed to encourage you — or force you — to "buy local" reduce our standard of living while encouraging class conflict.

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Ocasio-Cortez's Selective Memory on the New Deal

Poverty

Blog04/11/2019

The New Deal invigorated a bureaucratic state which had already done much to limit the entrepreneurial opportunities of Americans of all racial and economic backgrounds.

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Dear Mr. President, Security Does Not Create Development

Blog04/09/2019

Even though security might be a necessary condition for development, it is not a sufficient one.

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