Mises Wire

Don't Be Fooled: The World's Central Bankers Still Love Inflation


The Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the American Fed, and the Bank of Japan are all talking a lot about inflation, but none are embracing any real change.

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Does an Increase in Demand Cause Economic Growth? How Keynesians Reverse the Roles of Demand and Supply

KeynesMonetary PolicyFiscal Theory


Standard Keynesian theory posits that if the economy slows, government can revitalize it by increasing spending, which supposedly creates new demand. But government can't create something from nothing.

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Davos Man Is at It Again: The 2022 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismProgressivism


Once upon a time, the progressive hero was "socialist man." Today, we have "Davos man," who is ready to plan your life for you—your wishes notwithstanding.

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Disney's Special District Is Not a "City-State" or "Private City"

U.S. Economy


One will occasionally hear from a libertarian activist that Disney World is some sort of model for totally private governance. This is a huge exaggeration of the reality.  

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Delusion Reigns at the Eccles Building

The FedInflationUnemployment

While the Fed governors claim "all is well" and that inflation is "transitory," the bad news continues to pile up. Inflation will be with us for a long time.

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Decentralized and Neutral

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracy


The EU is a prime example of a tendency toward territorial expansion and political centralization.

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Decentralization and the Rise of the West: The European Miracle Revisited

Decentralization and SecessionEconomic FreedomPolitical Theory


Why did Europe advance economically in the postmedieval period? Bas Spliet looks to the writings of Ralph Raico and Hans-Hermann Hoppe for answers.

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Disney's Corporate Welfare Is Modern Mercantilism

U.S. Economy


Disney's special legal status in Florida is reminiscent of the mercantilist corporations of old. They were granted favors at the expense of ordinary businesses who did not enjoy the favor of state officials. 

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