Mises Wire

Can a Libertarian Find Hope in Prison? Maybe

AnarchyBureaucracy and RegulationLawPolitics


One usually does not equate libertarian thinking with a US prison, but prison life does offer some surprises, especially when it comes to internal governance.

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COP28: Scandal on Top of Fabrication

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EnvironmentProgressivismSocialism


As climate activists gather this coming week in Abu Dhabi, there is trouble in climate paradise. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the meeting's host, is not on the same page with the Climate Apocalyptics, which, of course, gives him the dreaded moniker of “climate denier.”

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Can Milei Really Shut Down Argentina's Central Bank?

Money and Banks


Argentina was a rich country made poor by socialism. It needs to abandon socialism to become rich again.

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Can Government Regulate Artificial Super Intelligence?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationLawMedia and Culture


The Biden administration claims it wants to get out in front of the development of artificial intelligence. However, the likely scenario is that AI will leave government regulators in its wake.

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Can Econometric Models Provide a Laboratory Setting for Economic Analysis?

KeynesEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology


Econometric models are constructed with the idea that they can be substituted for authentic human action. Not surprisingly, they fail badly.

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Cryptocurrency: Integrity Destroyer or Policy Scapegoat?

BitcoinEconomic PolicyMoney and Banks


Is cryptocurrency a scam or is it a legitimate alternative to state-corrupted money? Political elites want to eliminate it altogether, but that alone should tell us we need to better understand this alternative money source.

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Contra CATO: COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Not a Free Market Victory

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismMedia and CulturePolitics


A Cato Institute associate has declared the development of the covid-19 vaccines to be a free-market “triumph.” The only thing that has triumphed in this sorry episode has been the rapid growth of coercive government power.

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Coauthor of War College Journal Article Tries to Backtrack on Call for "Partial Conscription"

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


After an earlier article by Zachary Yost on a call by military “experts” to reinstate the military draft, the authors of the original paper are trying to back off on their original recommendation. But there is no doubt as to what they want the government to do.

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