Mises Wire

The Statist "Solution" Really Is a Non Sequitur

AntipoliticsBureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsLibertarianism

Blog03/23/2022

All too often, people accept the state-sponsored "solution" to a perceived problem as the logical choice. But this "solution" really is a non sequitur.

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The West's Russia Sanctions Could Lead to Many Unpredictable and Unpleasant Outcomes

Money and Banks

Blog03/17/2022

Imposing sanctions will advance the reach of surveillance capitalism while strengthening the power of states to control the financial system overall. The end result will be a lower standard of living and a less free economy. 

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The Progressives' Liberal Democracy Has Failed. Radical Decentralization Is the Answer.

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog03/16/2022

In many ways, the liberal democracy that had its roots in nineteenth-century liberalism seems to have run its course. Can we revive it, or does something more authoritarian take its place?

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The Triumphant Foreign Policy of Warren G. Harding

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/15/2022

President Harding wanted to see the end of war and a return to a more traditional American foreign policy.

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There Is No Winner in This Trade War

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog03/15/2022

Trade war means increasing the debt, eroding the public confidence, raising prices, and burdening the economy with interventions. All of it done in the name of the "public good."

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The Virtue of Neutrality: Resist Pressure to Choose Sides in the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/14/2022

Although social media says otherwise, neutrality in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is a good thing.

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The Cognitive Bias behind Anti–Price Gouging Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsPrices

Blog03/14/2022

People often react to sudden price changes by demanding that government "do something" to bring prices down. It is important to understand the mentality behind such beliefs.

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The Supreme Court Uses Twisted Logic to Protect US Agents Committing Torture

The Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/12/2022

By declaring information in the public domain to be a "state secret," the US Supreme Court has proven that logic is no object when one twists the law like a pretzel.

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