Mises Wire

In Defense of the Speculator

Booms and Busts

Blog11 hours ago

It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. 

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Is Self-Ownership Necessary?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/17/2021

Isn’t a principle of nonaggression against others another way of stating the self-ownership principle? "Not necessarily," says the insightful philosopher Chandran Kukathas.

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Is California an Economic Paradise? Paul Krugman Thinks So

Blog09/07/2021

The people who really run California aren't going anywhere. Even if California voters throw out Newsom very little will change in state government. 

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Inflation's Assault on the Family

U.S. Economy

Blog08/12/2021

In the era of global lockdowns, we've seen increasing supplies of money, decreasing supplies of goods, and governments financing their citizens to forgo work and stay home. The resulting price inflation should surprise no one. 

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It’s Time to Abolish the Capital Gains Tax

U.S. Economy

Blog08/10/2021

The capital gains tax cuts off start-ups and smaller entrepreneurs from access to flows of capital. The tax makes society more wasteful, less innovative, and less dynamic.

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Investors Are on the Lookout for a Crash. But Prices Keep Going Up.

Booms and Busts

Blog07/15/2021

With such a messed-up economy, why is it still hard to spot a bust on the horizon?

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If the US Wants to Beat China, Why Is It Copying China's Socialism?

Global Economy

Blog07/12/2021

If the US wants to strengthen its economic and geostrategic position versus China, it needs to apply the same free market principles that made it prosperous and powerful in the first place. 

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Interview with Tho Bishop: Economic Populism and the Role of the Mises Institute

The FedStrategy

The emergence of global money is going to be the greatest attack on national sovereignty and political self-determination that we have ever seen.

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