Mises Wire

The State Expands its Responsibilities In Order to Expand Its Power

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/16/2019

Governments take on a variety of responsibilities as a justification for greatly expanding powers — claiming these powers are necessary to fulfill these new responsibilities.

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The UK Government’s "Secret Plan" to Slash Taxes After a No-Deal Brexit

Blog02/14/2019

UK politicians are now at war as some push to make Brexit a catalyst for pro-market reforms such as slashing taxes. Others, however, want to double down on the worst the EU bureaucracy has to offer.

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The Fed Is Now Addicted to Easy-Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/29/2018

The only way to end the booms and busts brought by inflationary credit is to eliminate the central bank's counterfeiting that constitutes and creates that inflation.

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Trump is Right: The Fed is a Big Problem

StrategyU.S. Economy

Blog10/29/2018

If the US administration truly wishes to "To Make America Great Again," there is no way around addressing the Fed.

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The Fed Is Flying Blind

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/27/2018

In its blind search for the "correct" interest-rate policy, the Fed can't succeed in extending the boom indefinitely.

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The Plan to "End Government Control" of the BBC Isn’t As Good As It Sounds

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and Culture

Blog09/07/2018

The British Broadcasting Corp will remain firmly ensconced within the British state for the foreseeable future.

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Trump, Tariffs, and Economic Honor: The Trade War as a Form of Retributive Violence

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/21/2018

Much of Donald Trump's political rhetoric appears to be premised on "honor ideology" which places reputation and respect from others above all else, even at the cost of self-harm.

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The Blockchain Is a Tempting Target for Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/09/2018

The Bank of England apparently wants to incorporate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into the central bankers’ tool kit.

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