Mises Wire

Blue-State Migrants Probably Aren't Turning Your State Blue

U.S. History

Blog02/15/2019

Many states assumed to be "turning blue" actually get more migrants from red states than from blue states. It's also a bad idea to assume that everyone who moves from Illinois agrees with the median voter from Chicago.

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Billionaires Already Gave Their "Fair Share"

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/13/2019

Usually, in the marketplace, the billionaire gets his billions when he provides a service that enormous numbers of people are willing to voluntarily pay money for.

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Burt Blumert: Hero

Blog02/11/2019

Today would have been the 90th birthday of Burt Blumert, a key figure in the modern libertarian movement.

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Behind the Scenes at the Central Banks that Created our Modern Monetary System

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

100 years ago, coordination among central banks was engineered to speed up the renunciation of the gold standard, and greatly enlarge the freedom of all central banks to inflate money supplies.

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Boom-Bust Cycles and Easy Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/02/2019

A slowing in the growth of the money supply is only a problem when that money is created "out of thin air."

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Boston Symphony Sued for "Equal Pay" for Female Flute Player

Blog01/01/2019

A female flute player thinks only sexism can explain why she's paid less than a male oboist. But it turns out playing the oboe isn't the same job as playing the flute — and wages reflect this.

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Bipartisan Support for New Federal Gun Controls Is a Red Flag

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog12/26/2018

Federal efforts to confiscate property without due process are a problem. Nor is it a coincidence that the targeted property includes personal firearms.

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Buy More Luxury Gifts: It's Good for Your Neighbors in Need

Labor and WagesPrices

Blog12/19/2018

This Christmas, countless workers will profit when others spend freely on "unnecessary" luxury goods.

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