Mises Wire

Democracy Created Canada’s Lethal Healthcare System

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism


Canadian politicians tout their healthcare system as morally superior to private medicine. There is nothing moral about relegating thousands of people to death each year for lack of medical care.

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Don't Take Liberties with Liberty

AntipoliticsFree Markets


When politicians speak of "freedom," they usually mean expropriating wealth from one person and giving it to another. That is not freedom at all. Perhaps a better word to use is "liberty."

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Did Colonialism Impoverish Africa and Asia? Perhaps Not

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Decolonization is a popular academic and media buzzword. But is colonialism actually responsible for poverty in developing countries? This question deserves an honest answer.

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Donald Trump Is Wrong about Tariffs and Mercantilism

PoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade


When he was president, Donald Trump raised tariff rates, promising it would revitalize American production. It was a costly boondoggle.

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Decorum Propels DC Deceit

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismPoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


The president's SOTU speech has become an annual presentation of a new set of White House lies. But official Washington believes it is worse to publicly boo false statements than to make them.

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Does Government Create a "Level Playing Field" or Does It Make the Field More Uneven?

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism


Anticapitalist politicians claim intervention can "level the playing field," but when we look closely, we realize that government itself creates the imbalances.

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Do Correlations Help Define Money?

The FedMoney and BanksGold StandardMonetary Theory


Monetary authorities have come up with numerous clever ways of measuring money. However, they are unable even to define money, much less measure it.

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Don't Call It Capitalism: The Fed's $8 Trillion Hoard of Financial Assets

Money and Banks


Now would be a great time to stop pretending that the financial sector is "free market" or that price inflation and cost-of-living surges are somehow all the fault of "capitalism."

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