Mises Wire

There Is No Neutral Tax: Lessons from the the Amazon HQ2 "Subsidy"

Taxes and Spending

Blog06/14/2019

The tax-incentive deal Amazon had with New York was not a "subsidy" — in fact, Amazon pays enormous amounts of net taxes.

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Money Velocity and Economic Growth

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/10/2019

Contrary to popular thinking, the velocity of money does not have a life of its own.

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Correlation ≠ Causation

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/01/2019

The experience with which the sciences of human action have to deal is always an experience of complex phenomena. No laboratory experiments can be performed with regard to human action.

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Will China Reverse Its Trade Surplus with the United States?

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/30/2019

Even if Trump and Xi both desire to reduce America's trade deficit with China, it's unlikely it will shrink in the short term.

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Bureaucracy, Legal Immunity, and Prosecutorial Abuse

By making government prosecutors nearly invulnerable to legal accountability, the courts have unleashed a situation which F.A. Hayek described as one in which “the worst get on top.”

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The Real Meaning of Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2019

Deflation is not a matter of animal spirits or consumer expectations. It is the result of earlier creation of money "out of thin air" by central banks and commerical banks. Deflation is the natural result.

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Was Bastiat an Economic Theorist?

05/24/2019Power & Market

Right now there is a stimulating online conversation going on about Bastiat's contributions to economic theory in his treatise Economic Harmonies.

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The Balance-of-Payments Myth

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

It is not "the US" that imports Japanese or Chinese electrical appliances, but an individual from the US, or a group of Americans. They import these appliances because they believe that a profit can be made. And governments ought not interfere in these transactions.

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