Mises Wire

Planned Obsolescence Isn't Really a Problem

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog01/22/2018
The concept of “planned obsolescence” makes no economic sense and is often an excuse for governments to harass and shake down innovative entrepreneurs.
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Protectionism Is About Much More than Nationalism

Cronyism and CorporatismInterventionism

Many forms of protection stem not from geopolitical concerns but from parochial attempts at limiting local competition.
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Private Sponsorship of Immigrants Is a Viable Alternative

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog12/27/2017

Private sponsorship regimes sidestep the public welfare issue by attaching liability to specific people rather than the state as a whole.

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Price Inflation Is Not the Worst Part of Easy Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/31/2017
The uneven distribution of new money causes bubbles, all the while also driving asset price inflation.
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Pentagon Pushes Plan for Female Draft Registration

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2017
If the US faces a crisis in tax revenues, forced labor via conscription will suddenly become a very attractive option. So why not include women?
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Poor Cities and Poorer Economics

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

It is not sweeping globalization that has kept these cities behind, but government policies.
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Passchendaele: A Century after the Horror

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2017
Passchendaele is a gruesome example of the human costs of war, as well as the evils of war-making and the political forces that drive it.
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Public Policy Always Costs Somebody Something

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/03/2017
When there are several false premises, the odds turn heavily against the likelihood of good policy.
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