Mises Wire

Is Protectionism Patriotic?

Blog10/14/2019

Conservatives tell us that we must move beyond the idea of allowing people to trade freely in the marketplace. "Patriotism" is the true measure of economic policy, and that requires higher taxes, more government spending, and a powerful state.

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The Ghosts of Failed Banks Have Returned

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/12/2019

A new banking crisis is not only in the making, for which the repo problem serves as an early warning, but it could escalate quite rapidly.

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Austrian School vs. “Law & Economics" on Product Safety

Bureaucracy and RegulationOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/11/2019

A look at the differences between the Austrian School and the "Law & Economics" tradition, with respect to product safety regulation.

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Walter Block and William Barnett on Problems With the Hayekian Triangle

Capital and Interest Theory

10/10/2019Audio/Video
Block and Barnett on whether the Hayekian triangle—the popular device used to illustrate how artificially low interest rates lead to an unsustainable boom—can be salvaged or should be abandoned altogether.
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The Conservative Attack on Market Freedom

Blog10/10/2019

Many conservatives seem to believe that America has been taken over by hard-core libertarians, with the result being a dystopian plutocracy. The answer, they tell us, lies in high taxes and more government power.  They're wrong about both the diagnosis and the cure.

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Wilhelm Roepke, RIP

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/10/2019

In the midst of moral and intellectual decay, Roepke was an inflexible harbinger of the return to reason, honesty and sound political practice.

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The Return of Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

Money and BanksInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2019

As Zimbabwe's economy worsens, its government now insists residents start using easily-inflated local currency again. This is sowing the seed of another devastating episode of hyperinflation.

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Tough Questions for Conservatives

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

10/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy asks a series of tough (but fair, he hopes) questions for conservatives, ranging from tariffs to impeachment to drug prohibition.
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