Mises Wire

Yes, Julian Assange Is a Journalist — But That Shouldn't Matter

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog04/18/2019

The Bill of Rights doesn't mention that freedom of speech is restricted to a special class of establishment journalists. Freedom of speech is a universal property right, regardless of what the establishment-media gatekeepers say.

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Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog10/12/2018

Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other is bad. …

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You Now Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/13/2018

Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes. 

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Yes, Carbon and Other Taxes Make Gas Ridiculously Expensive

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog05/19/2018

The true purpose of carbon taxes on gas is to make it artificially expensive to drive. 

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You Don't (Always) Have a Right to Speak Spanish

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog05/09/2018

As with the right to free speech in general, expressing one's property rights depends partly on whose property one is standing. 

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Yellen: The Economy May Be Weaker than We Thought

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/28/2017
At the rate we're going, the Fed will need another 8 years to get the target interest rate up to 2 percent.
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Yuri Maltsev: Why Socialism Endures

Big GovernmentEducationMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

12/09/2016Audio/Video
Yuri Maltsev, a victim of Soviet totalitarianism in his youth, explains how and why westerners still don't understand what socialism really means.
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