Mises Wire

Why "Precedent" Is a Bad Measure of a Law's Worth

Legal System

Blog06/01/2018

Just because some judges agreed with a law in the past doesn't make that law good or moral. 

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Why Banking Is No Ordinary Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks

Blog03/06/2018

Special powers to inflate the money supply — granted by the state — make banking unlike other private industries. 

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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.
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What's Driving Global Populism?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/12/2017The Austrian
Judis’s mistakes about economics lead him to miss key aspects of the populist movement that culminated in Trump.
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Where Ignorance Is Bliss

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/29/2017
Friedman: "I think that the crucial question that anybody who believes in freedom has to ask himself is whether to let another man be free to sin."
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When Will the European Super-Bubble Pop?

Blog06/08/2017
Italy is a weak link in the eurozone economy that points toward both economic and political disintegration in the future.
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Why Bill Greene Voted for Ron Paul in the Electoral College

Strategy

04/17/2017The Austrian
"I’m no longer surprised when Republicans agree with Democrats on getting rid of constitutional provisions that protect life, liberty, and property."
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Why Special Interests Sacrifice the Future for Short-Term Gain

U.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog04/02/2017
When they ignore basic economics, special interest groups sacrifice the well-being of their future members in exchange for short-term gains.
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