Mises Wire

Why Envy Can Destroy Economic Progress

Blog03/22/2021

In some cultures, entrepreneurial achievement and capital accumulations are viewed with high levels of suspicion and envy. This can be disastrous for economic progress. 

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Why AERC Remains One of the Few Venues for Real Intellectuals

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog03/19/2021

At a time when universities have become the most intolerant institutions against intellectual freedom, environments like the Austrian Economics Research Conference have never been more important.

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Why Is Economic Journalism So Bad?

Economic PolicyFinancial MarketsU.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/16/2021

The financial press gives us the what, when we need the how and why. Economic journalism needs a reset.

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With Victoria Nuland Nomination, Biden Signals a Return to Bush-Obama-Era Foreign Policy

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/16/2021

Nuland was an advisor to ultrainterventionist Dick Cheney and would continue the costly expansionist policies of the Bush and Obama years. 

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What the Shipping Container Shortage Reveals about US-China Trade

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/16/2021

In a normal world, American spending would have sharply declined during the past year. But a flood of newly printed money has juiced spending and imports. 

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Why the State Won't Tolerate Independence for Christianity

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog03/11/2021

The state seeks to not only supplant religious institutions by usurping their mundane functions but by usurping their spiritual functions as well. American Christian institutions form both a rival religion and a competing pole of social power.

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Why a Green New Deal Is More Expensive Than Joe Biden Realizes

The Environment

Blog03/10/2021

Wind and solar power can work well when placed in an ideal location. Much of the time, however, these projects require a lot of fossil fuel to produce, but then never deliver the promised "zero-carbon" energy.

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What Does GDP Really Tell Us?

U.S. History

Blog03/10/2021

"Any concept of average price level involves adding or multiplying quantities of completely different units of goods, such as butter, hats, sugar, etc., and is therefore meaningless."

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