Mises Wire

The White House Now Says It Never Really Wanted Lockdowns

Bureaucracy and Regulation


In a remarkable pivot, the White House now says, “We’ve not been pro-lockdown—most of the lockdowns actually happened under the previous President.”

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Today's Fiat Dollar Standard Is Founded in Lies

Money and Banks


The evolution from gold standard to gold exchange standard to the dollar fiat system is one based largely on deception and broken promises.

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The Media War on Canadian Truckers: Is Freedom Public Enemy Number One?


For the covid despots, anyone who objected to government commands was the equivalent of a heretic who must be condemned or banished from every place except the cemetery.

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The Fed Is Trapped: It Has No Room to Taper or Raise Rates

Money and Banks


Even if the Fed finally delivers the tapering and starts raising rates, it won’t get any further than it did back in the last anemic rate hike (2015–18) and tiny balance sheet shrinking (2017–19) cycles.

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The Usual Suspects Are Pushing War with Russia

World History


The US benefits in no way from a war with Russia. Fortunately, many Americans are less than enthusiastic.

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The Fed Has No Real Plan, and Will Likely Soon Chicken Out on Rate Hikes


Powell repeatedly emphasized that the Fed must remain flexible about monetary tightening. Translation: we don't know what's happening and we're likely to reverse course at any time.

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The Unseen Consequences of the Interstate Highway System

U.S. History


Today, it’s easy for socialists to point to the Interstate Highway System and exclaim, "Look at what we socialists did to facilitate transportation." They're careful to always ignore the unseen downside.

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The Marxist Myth of the "Treadmill of Production"


The Marxist "treadmill of production" theory holds that markets cannot grow without creating environmental catastrophes. Here's why they're wrong.

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