Mises Wire

Recent Brexit Trade Drama Shows that Europe Doesn't Really Want Free Trade

EU politicians seem far more concerned with political games than with trade liberalization.

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Rent Control and Minimum Wage Laws Harm Those Who Are Supposed to Benefit

Blog10/16/2018

Government policy often lumps together many people it shouldn't — assuming that everyone in the group labeled "poor" or "low-income" will all benefit equally. 

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Relative Prices Matter: Why Cost-of-Living Indexes Don't Tell Us Much

Value and Exchange

Blog09/26/2018

When people change cities, they are likely to change their consumption patterns — which means a simple cost-of-living index doesn't tell us what it should.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Ready for Some Good News?

Global Economy

Blog09/20/2018

We're clearly better off than our grandparents in many ways. But now we have to be sure not destroy the progress that's been made.

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Republicans Share the Blame for Socialism’s Comeback

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/17/2018

By accepting the premise that government can and should solve all of life’s problems, conservatives and Republicans will inevitably get into a “bidding war” with progressives and Democrats.

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Reparations vs. Property Rights

World History

Blog09/05/2018

When opposing modern schemes for "reparations," libertarians are taking a moral position defending property rights — they're not just deferring to the status quo.

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Rothbard, Rockwell, and the Mises Institute

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/01/2018

"Murray Rothbard would later say 'Without the founding of the Mises Institute, I am convinced the whole Misesian program would have collapsed.'"

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