Mises Wire

Economics In Two Lessons? Nope, Hazlitt's One Lesson is Enough

Blog05/07/2019

John Quiggin's hit piece on Henry Hazlitt, Economics In Two Lessons, is just a run-of-the-mill center-left essay on how we need more government intervention.

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Anti-Car Policies Mean Even More People Are Dying on LA's Highways

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/07/2019

Los Angeles city bureaucrats want fewer cars on the streets. Unfortunately, their plans have side effects which endanger human life and safety.

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Stiglitz: Enemy of the Free Market

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Blog05/03/2019

Joseph Stiglitz has written a new book that calls for massive state control over the economy.

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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/30/2019

Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.

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Holcombe on Political Capitalism

04/27/2019Power & Market

Holcombe contends “political capitalism,” has come to replace market capitalism. We now have an economic system in which government and the private sector team up to exploit everyone else.

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Nicaragua: Latin America's Other Socialist-Spawned Crisis

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Blog04/27/2019

2018 was the year when, yet again, the socialist model proved its inability to generate benefits for a population

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Ayn Rand's Political Philosophy

04/24/2019Power & Market

Foundations of A Free Society is a valuable collection of essays on Ayn Rand's political philosophy. The contributors include both Objectivist philosophers and libertarians who are not Objectivists.

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Eric Mack on Libertarianism

04/22/2019Power & Market

In Libertarianism, the philosopher Eric Mack  offers an excellent and important guide to libertarian theory. In my review, I concentrate on his discussion of Robert Nozick.

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