Mises Wire

Should Billionaires Exist?

SocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2020

It may be emotionally satisfying for many to favor sticking it to billionaires, but reason informs us that in so doing it is the poor who would end up paying the steepest price.

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The Saving Problem in America: Alternatives and Reforms

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/15/2020

Savings are the foundation for a productive and advanced economy. Unfortunately, governments insist on policies that make it harder for ordinary people to save.

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Why We Need Landlords

CapitalismSocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/31/2020

A recurring theme among leftists in a world of scarce housing: Why should landlords be allowed to make a profit? It turns out there are many good reasons.

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America's Riots Are Just the Latest Version of Marxist "Syndicalism"

SocialismStrategyThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

Syndicalism is direct violent action against the institutions of capitalism, such as security forces, and especially property owned by businesses. This approach is often adopted by Marxists, socialists, and fascists as a means of gaining power.

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How the Lockdowns Will Drive Up Healthcare Costs

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog08/18/2020

Government policy has been driving out smaller providers and driving up healthcare costs. The covid-19 lockdowns will only make things worse.

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Why Marxist Organizations Like BLM Seek to Dismantle the "Western Nuclear Family"

Media and CultureSocialismWorld History

Blog07/27/2020

The Black Lives Matter organization explicitly states it seeks to "disrupt" the "nuclear family structure." In this, BLM is no different from countless other Marx-inspired organizations which seek to destroy the family as part of the "patriarchy."

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GDP, Free Trade, and Prosperity

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/23/2020

GDP is not a useful measure of the material prosperity of a nation, and the way GDP is measured tends to hide the benefits of free trade.

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Unlimited Government: Central Banks and Federal Spending during the Corona Crisis

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog07/14/2020

The average American has no memory of the gold standard or even the stagflation of the 1970s. The collective mindset is now the classic “kick the can down the road.”

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