Mises Wire

Brexit Voters Aren't As "Irrational" As Their Opponents Think

Global EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog02/05/2020

Some anti-Brexit pundits tried to frame the Brexit debate as one of savvy economics-minded people against economic illiterates. These people missed the point.

Read More

Brexit: Predictions of Economic Doom Show Why People Ignore "Experts"

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/03/2020

Experts who predicted economic doom as Brexit approached obsessed over the problem of "transaction costs" in trade. But the EU was imposing countless new transaction costs of its own.

Read More

Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Don't Just Want to Tax the Rich, They Want to Abolish Billionaires

Big GovernmentSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog12/20/2019

The American Left used to argue that we needed higher taxes on the rich so they would "pay their fair share." Nowadays, they are arguing that billionaires shouldn't exist at all.

Read More

Bretigne Shaffer on California's Mandatory Vaccinations

Big GovernmentHealth

11/09/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and longtime libertarian journalist Bretigne Shaffer discuss the vaccinations now enforced for school children in California, and the parents who are protesting the policy.
Read More

Bob Explains the Highlights of His New QJAE Article on Fractional Reserve Banking

Business CyclesMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingMoney Supply

08/08/2019Audio/Video
Bob shows why Ludwig von Mises thought any issuance of fiduciary media caused the boom-bust cycle.
Read More

Baltimore's Homicide Rate Is Ten Times Larger than the US Rate

Legal System

Blog08/02/2019

When it comes to Baltimore being a haven of appalling violent crime, Trump's not wrong. Although it has strict gun control laws, Baltimore's homicide rate is comparable to that of El Salvador and Venezuela.

Read More

Bernie Sanders Shows Us How a Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Workers

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/23/2019

Rather than pay his campaign workers more out of his personal wealth, Bernie Sanders is cutting employee hours and scaling back campaign events — thus illustrating how minimum wage hikes are a problem for workers.

Read More

Bob Nails Krugman's Perverse Morality on Infrastructure Spending

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/10/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy discusses Krugman's shocking willingness to harm the country—as long as it denies Trump a political victory.
Read More
Shield icon wire