Mises Wire

The Rise of Zombie Companies — And Why It Matters

Money and Banks

08/08/2017Mises Wire
A zombie company merely survives thanks to the constant refinancing of its debt. Thanks to central banks, their numbers are alarmingly large.
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Europe's Unsustainable Welfare State

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog07/14/2017
The EU average tax burden on workers is 44.9%. The average worker in the EU spends half a year working for the tax man. This is not sustainable.
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A Look at Uncertainty in the UK, Post-Election

Money and BanksCapital and Interest Theory

06/27/2017Mises Wire
It's becoming increasingly clear the Bank of England is sticking to an uncomfortably aggressive quantitative easing program.
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Draghi Doesn’t See "Bubbles" — Let Me Show You Some

Money and Banks

06/24/2017Mises Wire
Mario Draghi has many warnings for us about the next crisis, but he fails to note that the artificial creation of money is always behind those crises.
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The Eye-Care Industry Wants Big Government to Crush the Competition

The EntrepreneurMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/26/2017
In a typical case of an industry using government to fight the competition, the American Optometric Assoc. wants a monopoly in the eyecare industry.
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What Does Steve Bannon Want?

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog04/23/2017
It is not that mysterious, Bannon thinks that "capitalism ought to rest on a Judeo-Christian foundation."
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Luddy: The Fed's Risky Uncharted Course

The Fed

Blog04/17/2017
The Fed has strayed from its initial charter and is now the primary enabler of federal deficit spending and debt, which is now almost $20 trillion.
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