Mises Wire

Mises's Proposals for a 100-Percent Reserve Requirement

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/28/2019

"The main thing is that the government should no longer be in a position to increase the quantity of money in circulation and the amount of checkbook money not fully — that is, 100 percent — covered by deposits paid in by the public."

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On Being an Economist

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/22/2019

The economist’s lot is to study a field in which, almost more than any other, human folly displays itself. 

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Venezuela's Economic Collapse Was Enabled by its Central Bank

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog01/22/2019

The Venezuelan central bank helped the regime destroy the middle class's wealth for many years.

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State Secrets and the National Security State

Blog01/05/2019

Julian Assange's “crime” was revealing the wrongdoing of the national-security establishment. In the minds of those who blindly support the US state, this is not to be allowed, even if the information is 100% true.

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Trump's Sanctions Meet His Trade War

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog12/25/2018

Tariffs and economic sanctions infringe on the fundamental, God-given right of people to trade with whomever they want.

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Soviet Dissidents and the Weaponization of Psychiatry

SocialismWorld History

Blog12/14/2018

Sadly, the practice of branding political opponents as “insane” is not confined to the now-defunct Soviet state.

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The Many Ways Governments Create Monopolies

Monopoly and Competition

Blog12/01/2018

Most major sectors in the US economy have been distorted by government policies pushing monopolies and limiting competition.

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Why do Leftists Settle for a $15 per Hour Minimum Wage?

Blog11/26/2018

Bernie Sanders is so stingy when he advocates for a mere $15-per-hour minimum wage. Why not make the minimum wage equivalent to what Sanders gets per hour as a US Senator?

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