Mises Wire

Don't Let Them Claim Uvalde's Police Failure Was Just a Local Problem

U.S. History

Blog07/21/2022

Nearly four hundred local, state, and federal police were involved in the law enforcement debacle at Uvalde. Ninety-one state troopers did nothing. This isn't just local. 

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Do Free Markets Create a Wasteful "Landfill Economy"? Definitely Not

CapitalismFree Markets

Blog07/20/2022

Critics claim the market economy engages in "planned obsolescence" that encourages throwing good products into landfills. In fact, activities that might seem wasteful are the best use of resources.

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Developing Countries Don't Need Wealth Transfers; They Need Free Markets

CapitalismEconomic FreedomFree MarketsSocialism

Blog07/08/2022

The standard line among the Great Reset crowd is that capitalism exploits poor nations and causes poverty. In reality, capitalism and free markets have reduced poverty around the world.

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Don't Blame Social Media. Blame the Politicization of Nearly Everything

DemocracyStrategy

Blog06/25/2022

Although social media is blamed for many social ills, the sickness doesn't come from Twitter or Facebook but from how the ruling classes have politicized life itself.

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Degradation and Nationalization: The Inevitable Ways of Russian Autocratic Economic Policy

Big GovernmentSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/07/2022

Between Western sanctions and its own statist economic intervention, the Russian economy is headed downward and there is not much optimism ahead.

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Debt-Fueled Demand and Oil Price Inflation Brings Airfares Roaring Back

U.S. Economy

Blog06/03/2022

Airfares may surge 40 percent or more in 2022. This could be the biggest price increase in many decades. 

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Don't Be Fooled: The World's Central Bankers Still Love Inflation

Blog06/02/2022

The Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the American Fed, and the Bank of Japan are all talking a lot about inflation, but none are embracing any real change.

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Does an Increase in Demand Cause Economic Growth? How Keynesians Reverse the Roles of Demand and Supply

KeynesMonetary PolicyFiscal Theory

Blog06/01/2022

Standard Keynesian theory posits that if the economy slows, government can revitalize it by increasing spending, which supposedly creates new demand. But government can't create something from nothing.

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