Mises Wire

Why AERC Remains One of the Few Venues for Real Intellectuals

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog03/19/2021

At a time when universities have become the most intolerant institutions against intellectual freedom, environments like the Austrian Economics Research Conference have never been more important.

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Why Is Economic Journalism So Bad?

Economic PolicyFinancial MarketsU.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/16/2021

The financial press gives us the what, when we need the how and why. Economic journalism needs a reset.

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With Victoria Nuland Nomination, Biden Signals a Return to Bush-Obama-Era Foreign Policy

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/16/2021

Nuland was an advisor to ultrainterventionist Dick Cheney and would continue the costly expansionist policies of the Bush and Obama years. 

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What the Shipping Container Shortage Reveals about US-China Trade

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/16/2021

In a normal world, American spending would have sharply declined during the past year. But a flood of newly printed money has juiced spending and imports. 

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Why the State Won't Tolerate Independence for Christianity

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog03/11/2021

The state seeks to not only supplant religious institutions by usurping their mundane functions but by usurping their spiritual functions as well. American Christian institutions form both a rival religion and a competing pole of social power.

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Why a Green New Deal Is More Expensive Than Joe Biden Realizes

The Environment

Blog03/10/2021

Wind and solar power can work well when placed in an ideal location. Much of the time, however, these projects require a lot of fossil fuel to produce, but then never deliver the promised "zero-carbon" energy.

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What Does GDP Really Tell Us?

U.S. History

Blog03/10/2021

"Any concept of average price level involves adding or multiplying quantities of completely different units of goods, such as butter, hats, sugar, etc., and is therefore meaningless."

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Wind Power Is a Disaster in Texas, No Matter What Paul Krugman Says

The Environment

Blog03/08/2021

Normally the boosters of renewable energy point with pride to Texas, yet when wind collapsed during the deep freeze, suddenly even its biggest fans admit that nobody ever thought it could do the same job as natural gas.

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