Mises Wire

Walmart's Healthcare Experiment Has Begun, It May Be A Game Changer

Free MarketsHealthU.S. Economy

Blog09/17/2019

Here we see two rival strategies to marketing healthcare services. The status quo is based on insurance payments and price secrecy. Walmart's strategy is based on price competition. 

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Why Socialist Calculation Is Always Impossible

SocialismValue and Exchange

Blog08/28/2019

True economic value begins in the minds of individuals, and only individuals can predict, plan, and act in the marketplace.

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Why Progressives Wanted Less Democracy and Lower Voter Turnout

Blog07/06/2019

Reformers wanted "higher quality" votes, so they actively sought to reduce voting by urban ethnics and others opposed to the puritanical "pietists" and their progressive successors.

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Why the Swiss Voted for More Gun Control

World History

Blog06/19/2019

What is particularly scary is that the whole argument for the new law was not really about saving lives or reducing gun violence, but is really about Brussels ordering Switzerland to modify gun laws to comply with EU gun control standards.

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Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Labor and Wages

Blog05/18/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is aghast that some people like to pick up a few bucks doing work which brings no prestige. This is part of a larger obsession among politicians with de-valuing and working against unglamorous jobs that involve "dirty" work.

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Why Do Socialists Hate Families?

Political Theory

Blog04/26/2019

Families provide an example of social bonds without private property, prices, and “capitalist exploitation.” So, it's odd that Marx wanted to abolish the family.

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Will Conservatives See the Light on Secession?

U.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.

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Why Grover Cleveland Is Mostly Forgotten Today

Blog02/06/2019

Cleveland was a staunch critic of government subsidies and crony privileges. He saw no constitutional justification for welfare and famously stated: “Though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.”

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