Mises Wire

War for Hong Kong?

The United States has been trying to provoke China into a conflict for years. But Americans benefit far more from peace with China. We shouldn't fall for the state's latest hate campaign against foreigners.

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Three Ways Lockdowns Paved the Way for These Riots

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog10 hours ago

COVID lockdowns created widespread unemployment and more police harassment of peaceful people while cutting people off from churches and other forms of community support. This made a volatile situation far worse.

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Five Ways to Improve Social Media (and the Internet)

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog11 hours ago

Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.

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New York: The Corona Crisis Shows the Benefits of Localism Yet Again

Decentralization and Secession

Blog11 hours ago

COVID-19 is not really a "national" issue. It has affected different areas in very different ways.

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Why Abusive Cops So Often Keep Their Jobs

Labor and WagesThe Police State

Blog06/02/2020

When you hear a cop has been fired from his job for some heinous act, be sure to check back a few months later. He may have been rehired thanks to the fact that it's very easy for cops to appeal termination and win.

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Michael Flynn, Lori Loughlin, and the Permanent Culture of Prosecutorial Abuse

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog06/01/2020

It’s important to call the government and media on this unholy alliance, whether you view their targets as sympathetic or not. If we stay silent when they come for our enemies, they will ultimately come for us.

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There's No End in Sight to the Zombie Economy

Financial Markets

Blog06/01/2020

Put simply, if it were not for accommodative monetary policy, these firms would have otherwise shut down by now. Once again, the Fed is refusing to allow the invisible hand to rein in the excess for fear of a liquidity crisis, credit crunch, and worse.

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Why Socialists Love the Phrase "It's Not Real Socialism"

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/01/2020

A big reason that socialist ideology has staying power is the tactic of blaming the many failures and disasters of socialist regimes on the alleged fact the regimes "aren't real socialism."

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