Mises Wire

The Fed's Balance Sheet May Be Headed to $40–$50 Trillion

The FedFinancial MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog5 hours ago

If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion. 

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Most Everything Governments Do Should Be Regarded as "Corrupt"

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Governments that redistribute wealth and regulate our daily lives are inherently corrupt. We cheapen the word "corruption" when we reserve it for just a few politicians who break the arbitrary rules.

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Can the Stock Market Protect Wealth Better Than Gold and Silver?

InflationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog10/02/2020

Trying to stay ahead of the government printing press is the modern citizen’s constant worry.

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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

Free MarketsPrice Controls

Blog09/26/2020

Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.

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Can Governments Really Make the Workplace Safer?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/24/2020

What bureaucrats call "safety" often just means lower wages and more unemployment. This hardly provides workers with a safer and more secure life overall.

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"Monopoly" Is No Excuse for Government Intervention

Economic FreedomMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/16/2020

In an unhampered economy, monopoly is not a framework distinguishable from “pure” competition. In fact, inefficient monopolies arise only in case of government interventionism.

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Comparing Latin America's Economic Models: Left vs. Right

Economic FreedomWorld History

Twenty-first-century socialism, which has been so popular in Latin America for many years, has failed in a way that mirrors the failure of twentieth-century socialism in other parts of the world.

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How Government-Owned Streets Prevent Effective Law Enforcement

The Police StatePrivate Property

Blog09/12/2020

“Taking back the streets” ought to mean privatizing them and enabling property owners to defend their property. This would be the surest way to end the riots.

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