Mises Wire

Without Easy Money from the Fed, Home Prices Will Keep Falling

U.S. Economy

Blog10/26/2022

Home price growth of the sort we've seen in recent years simply cannot be sustained without a continued commitment to easy money from the central bank, and it shows.

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Why Proposition 13 and Attacking It Are Both Popular

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog10/26/2022

More than forty years ago, California voters enthusiastically passed Proposition 13, which limited property tax hikes. Politicians have been lying about it ever since.

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Why Do Western Celebrities Usually Support Collectivism?

DemocracySocialism

Blog10/22/2022

Celebrities in Western countries generally support socialism or some sort of collectivism. While they benefit from supporting collectivism, the poor people they claim to care about suffer under it.

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Why We Need True History and Good Historians

World History

Blog10/18/2022

We must do the hard work of writing good history which tells true stories about markets, the modern state, decentralization, and the tyranny of government health officials.

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What Do Supply and Demand Curves Really Tell Us? Not Very Much

PraxeologyPricesProduction Theory

Blog10/15/2022

It is easy to think of supply and demand curves as being key to economic analysis. In reality, they can't tell us much, and emphasizing them actually stands in the way of better understanding economic processes.

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We're Getting Poorer: Price Inflation Grew Faster than Wages Again in September

U.S. Economy

Blog10/13/2022

There are only painful options for bringing price inflation under control at this point, and that's all thanks to the Fed's creation of countless bubbles and malinvestments over the past decade. 

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We Need Truth and Beauty

DemocracyProgressivismAustrian Economics OverviewPraxeology

Blog10/11/2022

Being right is not enough. Economics must appeal both to truth and beauty, which are inescapably linked.

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We Are Not the Government, but America Is No Longer Anything More than the Government

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog10/04/2022

In this politicized age, being an American means little more than being subject to the federal government. Yet, as Rothbard noted, we are not "the government," but rather people who are part of like communities, which we should celebrate.

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