Mises Wire

Bipartisan Support for New Federal Gun Controls Is a Red Flag

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog12/26/2018

Federal efforts to confiscate property without due process are a problem. Nor is it a coincidence that the targeted property includes personal firearms.

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Buy More Luxury Gifts: It's Good for Your Neighbors in Need

Labor and WagesPrices

Blog12/19/2018

This Christmas, countless workers will profit when others spend freely on "unnecessary" luxury goods.

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Balanced-Budget Baloney

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/08/2018

The real problem of the federal budget is that there's far too much spending. The fact that it's not a balanced budget is a minor concern by comparison.

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Brett Kavanaugh, The Duke Lacrosse Team, and Déjà vu

Legal System

Blog10/20/2018

Politicians never let due process or evidence stand in the way of a declaration of guilt.

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Brazil's Coming Election: Can the Nation Embrace a Free Economy?

Blog10/05/2018

Without fundamental reforms towards a market economy, the future of Brazil looks bleak.

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Boston's Ice King: A Forgotten Capitalist Hero

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/04/2018

Frederic Tudor solved the problems of transporting large amounts of ice over long distances and introducing the citizens of Calcutta to their first taste of ice cream.

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Brazil Considers Scaling Back Its Gun Control

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

In spite of stringent gun-control measures, Brazil's homicide rates are among the worst in the world. Now there's a movement to let more Brazilians defend themselves with private gun ownership.

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Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela's Minimum Wage Experiment

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/24/2018

Rothbard: "if proponents of the higher minimum wage were simply wrongheaded people of good will, they would not stop at $3 or $4 an hour, but indeed would pursue their dimwit logic into the stratosphere."

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