Mises Wire

Ebenezer Scrooge's Tiresome Crusade Against "Consumerism"

Media and CultureSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog12/25/2018

Scrooge was wrong, and his Nephew Fred was right. While it's true the benefits of feasting with friends and family can't be calculated in a ledger, that doesn't mean those things have no value.

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European Central Bank In Panic Mode as Economy Stalls

Global Economy

Blog11/09/2018

The euro zone is not prepared to contain a new financial crisis

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Economic Policy Matters: The Example of Botswana vs. South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/30/2018

There is a very stark contrast between market-friendly Botswana, South Africa, and the statist hellhole of Zimbabwe.

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Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Is a Terrible Idea

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog11/29/2017
The federal tax burden is huge compared to state and local taxes. Even in California.
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Europe's Secession Problems Aren't Going Away

Blog10/19/2017
As time goes on, it's going to be harder and harder for nation-states to defend the current configuration of their national borders.
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Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2017
Even if the Native Americans didn't understand property rights at all, that still wouldn't justify stealing their land, and killing them.
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Economics and Humanity

Praxeology

Blog08/28/2017
The subject matter of praxeology is merely the essential manifestation of human life, viz., action.
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