Mises Wire

Chile Won't Become a Developed Country If It Doesn't Change Course

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Freedom

Blog10/24/2020

Twenty years ago, it looked like Chile was well on its way to joining the world's small club of developed countries. But this path looks less and less likely as Chile abandons its commitment to freedom and markets.

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Social Media Companies Aren't the Good Guys. They're Also Not Monopolists.

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/24/2020

Social media has lied about user privacy and has misled the public about the platforms' status as open forums. But none of this makes these companies monopolies. 

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Yes, the Nazis Were Socialists

Blog10/23/2020

Contrary to popular assertions, the Nazis weren't only trying to expropriate Jewish wealth. They wanted the German people to come together as a collective entity, and this entailed socialism.

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Will Democracy’s Myths Doom Liberty?

Blog10/23/2020

If Biden is elected, we will hear the same “redemption” storyline that was trumpeted when Obama replaced (temporarily) disgraced George W. Bush. The  media will insist that Biden's inauguration purifies Uncle Sam.

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Why Racism Can't Explain Europe's Drive for Conquest and Colonial Power

World History

Blog10/22/2020

Historically, Europeans had few qualms about conquering and enslaving other Europeans. This presents some problems for the narrative claiming that injustices committed by Europeans are motivated primarily by racism.

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The Privilege of Politics

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog10/22/2020

In 2020, privilege manifests as political extortion. Push back against these bullies.

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How Decades of Media and Faculty Bias Have Pushed America to the Left

EducationMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog10/22/2020

Silicon Valley and the media are moving even further left. This is what is to be expected when a single ideological group controls educational institutions and major media outlets over a period of several decades.

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The Trillion-Dollar F-35 Fighter Program Does Not Make Americans Safer

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/21/2020

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is not worthy of a massive investment by the taxpayer—especially since the program doesn't make Americans any safer. 

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