Mises Wire

Universal Background Checks Are Back

Legal System

Blog02/11/2019

While everyone was talking about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, the House began pushing a new bill on universal background checks for gun ownership.

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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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Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson (1946): An Aging Friend's Long-Overdue Assessment

Free Markets

Blog01/26/2019

The rise of interest in free market economics has come from outside academia and Economics in One Lesson has been a great part of this awareness.

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Why Taiwan Grew Rich While the Mainland Starved

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog01/23/2019

Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.

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How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

Big GovernmentSocialismThe Police State

Blog01/16/2019

Venezuelans are defenseless against a government that runs roughshod over their civil liberties and economic livelihood.

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In Defense of the Gilded Age

U.S. History

Blog01/10/2019

The Gilded Age's enormous gains in incomes and standards of living showed what individuals were capable of creating when the government was shackled.

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Are Gun Rights the Next Target of Corporate Censorship?

Media and CultureMoney and BanksThe Police State

Blog01/03/2019

The US private sector badly needs to de-politicize itself. Also: more government regulation isn't the answer.

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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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