Mises Wire

Homicide Rates in 2020 Surged to a 24-Year High. It's Another Sign of a Failing Regime.

Blog11/17/2021

Homicide rose at a remarkably fast rate in 2020. This may be a sign that the public is losing faith in the legitimacy of the regime. We see this from doubts about elections to outrage over riots and police abuse.

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Is the Constitution Broken beyond Repair?

U.S. History

Blog11/17/2021

"No one, including Andrew Jackson, had ever explicitly argued before [Lincoln] that the Constitution authorized or obligated full-scale invasion and coercive measures."

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Is Price Stability Really a Good Thing?

Money and Banks

Blog11/17/2021

Contrary to popular thinking, there is no such thing as a price level that should be stabilized by the central bank in order to promote economic prosperity.

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Deconstruction: Using Literature to Promote Marxism

Education

Blog11/16/2021

Many students may not even realize they are being subtly indoctrinated, slowly trained to see the world as a socialist or “through a Marxist lens.”

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Kyle Rittenhouse and the Evil of Generalized Justice

LawMedia and CulturePhilosophyProperty RightsPrivate Property

Blog11/16/2021

Will guilt or innocence in criminal trials increasingly hinge on broader desirable social justice outcomes?

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Leaving behind the Labor Theory of Value

Value and Exchange

Blog11/16/2021

Immense damage has been done to economic theory by the error of believing the "labor theory of value." Our work is not what gives value to goods and services. It's the other way around.

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Antitrust Regulation Assumes Bureaucrats Know the "Correct" Amount of Competition

U.S. Economy

Blog11/16/2021

The process of learning what’s most efficient and profitable includes merging with competitors and taking over different stages of the supply chain—all tactics that would be considered in violation of current antitrust laws.

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Since 2008, Monetary Policy Has Cost American Savers about $4 Trillion

Money and Banks

Blog11/15/2021

After thirteen years with on average negative real returns to conservative savings, it is time to require the Federal Reserve to address its impact on savers.

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