Mises Wire

Fear Global Warming? Markets Offer Our Best Chance for Survival

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog04/23/2018

Markets, wealth accumulation, and capitalist innovation offer the best tools for dealing with whatever climate changes the world may be facing.

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Forget Electoral Democracy — Give "Demarchy" a Chance

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2018

There's no reason to believe choosing representatives through a lottery system or "by chance" is worse than what we have now. 

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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.
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Fake Women and Phony Interest Rates

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/15/2018
Today's central-bank induced low, low interest rates are making massive debt look much more attractive than it should.
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Freedom and the Minimum Wage

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog02/13/2018
Political paternalists who insist upon setting minimum wages by government command closely resemble socialist central planners of the 20th century.
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From Abortion to Circumcision, Democracy Won't Save Minorities from the Majority

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2018
Not every conflict in values can be solved with democracy or dialogue. Often, it just comes down to the majority trampling the minority.
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Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate about Taxing Cash

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/23/2018
If Marvin Goodfriend’s dangerous views on monetary policy didn’t disqualify him from the Fed, certainly his dishonest testimony today should.
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FinTech, Robo Advisers, and the Soul of Swiss Banking

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Many Swiss bankers contend that modern ideas of "efficiency" in banking do not necessarily fit well with ideas of prudence.

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