Mises Wire

Who Hijacked Our Free Will?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivism


We may be governed by incompetent elites, but even they have not taken away our free will and ability to think for ourselves. We can look to Mises and Rothbard for inspiration.

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War Guilt in the Middle East

World History


Into the heart of the peasant and nomadic Arab world of the Middle East there came, on the backs and on the bayonets of British imperialism, a largely European colonizing people.

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Welfare for Migrants Ensures the Border Crisis Will Continue

U.S. History


If it were that easy to close a 1,900-mile border, this country would not be awash in illegal drugs imported from abroad. This is why cutting off migrant subsidies and welfare is a critical step in dealing with immigrant flows. 

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Why Americans Do Not See a Strong Economy

U.S. Economy


Policies that have never worked are being implemented at an astonishing pace and with enormous levels of money printing and debt, and the government blames anyone except themselves for poor consumer and business confidence. This is not a strong economy. 

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What Can We Learn from the Latest Pentagon Audit? Both Plenty and Not Much

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy


Another Pentagon audit, another massive failure. But the Pentagon's problems are not just simple accounting. They reflect the reality of an unaccountable rogue empire that tries to prop up the US empire.

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Why Governments Can Never Be Run "Like a Business"

Big GovernmentDemocracyTaxes and SpendingInterventionism


No state regime is a business and it doesn't have a business model. Real businesses rely on free voluntary exchange with customers. States rely on violence and coercion. 

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What is Money? Who Controls Money?

Big GovernmentThe FedMonetary PolicyU.S. History


While the ruling classes insist that money is whatever the government says it is, historically money has been gold. That has not changed even in the age of debased currency.

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Washington’s Planned Theft of Credit Card Benefits

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks


Congressional Democrats are trying to intervene in a complex and varied market they know little about but that consumers navigate without need of help. This will not end well.

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