Mises Wire

Central Planners Don't Know What's Best for You

Socialism

Blog01/21/2022

Flawed as we are and with limited knowledge about the world and ourselves, we might not know what is objectively “best for us long term.” Government planners know even less.

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Colonialism Isn't the Source of Latin America's High Inequality

World History

Blog01/14/2022

Latin America's antiglobalization epoch, from 1913 to 1970, was marked by high regulations and antitrade efforts that have fueled Latin America's economic problems.

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Chile's New President Threatens the Nation's Market-Driven Prosperity

World History

Blog01/06/2022

Gabriel Boric is no friend of free trade, low taxes, or markets in general. Yet these policies are what made Chile the most prosperous country in South America.

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Could 2022 Bring the Collapse of the Euro?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2022

With the Eurozone’s global systemically important banks geared up to 30x, rising bond yields of little more than a few percent could collapse the entire euro system.

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Caesar Is Not God. God Is Not Caesar.

World History

Blog12/24/2021

This new religion was odd in that it rejected the divinity and dominion of political rulers and declared that the real savior of mankind—and his kingdom—is "not of this world."

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Covid Lockdowns Will Be Remembered as One of the Greatest Policy Failures Ever

World History

Blog12/22/2021

Lockdowns and school closures will go down as one of the worst peacetime policy disasters of all time. Never again should the well-being of our children be sacrificed to placate the neuroses of adults.

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Conservatives and the Free Trade Straw Man

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/16/2021

Conservatism is allegedly grounded in a recognition of the natural limits of humanity. But when it comes to free trade, conservatives throw all that out the window. 

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China's Financial Bubbles Remind Us of Scams like Britain's South Sea Bubble

World History

Blog11/11/2021

It never ends well: to clean up mountains of bad debts, the Chinese regime has employed debt-for-equity schemes that could leave countless ordinary investors in deep trouble.

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