Mises Wire

Who Hijacked Our Free Will?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivism

Blog10 hours ago

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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Highway Robbery Continues to Be the Law of the Land

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePoliticsThe Police State

Blog02/26/2024

Despite all of the adverse publicity about how police regularly abuse asset forfeiture laws, no one in law enforcement is ashamed enough to stop this outright thievery of money and property from vulnerable people.

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War Guilt in the Middle East

World History

Blog02/26/2024

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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Javier Milei Ended a DC-Sized Deficit in...Nine Weeks

CapitalismGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog02/24/2024

How did he do it? Easy: he cut a host of central government agency budgets by 50% while slashing crony contracts and activist handouts.

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No, the Civil War Did Not Forever Settle the Matter of Secession

U.S. History

Blog02/24/2024

By the logic of "we tried it before," the Soviet victory over Lithuania in 1953 meant that the question of independence was settled forever, and that Irish secession was forever verboten after the Easter Rebellion failed. 

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Biblical Critical Theory Is Not Biblical. It’s Watered-Down Marxism

Book ReviewsMedia and CulturePhilosophySocialism

Blog02/24/2024

Christianity Today and other Christian publications are touting a book that claims to be based upon “biblical critical theory.” It’s yet another version of Marxism that is neither critical nor biblical. It’s just more Marxism.

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The Tyranny of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationLawLegal System

Blog02/24/2024

While “wokeness” seems to be a new phenomenon, the problems are tied to a sixty-year-old “landmark” law: the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This law, unfortunately, promotes government tyranny in the name of freedom.

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US States Have a Long History of Defaulting

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog02/23/2024

As the federal government's debt approaches $35 trillion, default one way or another is inevitable. Many US states already have used that method to eliminate their debts.

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