Mises Wire

Marxism: From Class Consciousness to Gender "Intersectionality"

Big GovernmentMedia and Culture

Blog03/20/2018

"False consciousness" has long been a building block behind the Marxist drive to destroy human rights. 

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The Future of Government is Smaller

Decentralization and SecessionEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

Blog03/13/2018

In a truly free society, the scope of government easily can be reduced to a much smaller domain than even many friends of freedom often think.

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Trump’s Protectionist Follies Threaten a Trade War

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/06/2018

What America is facing are the illogical trade policies of an economically illiterate president in the White House. 

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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog03/04/2018

The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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Public Goods, National Defense, and Central Planning

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/27/2018
Since national defense is not bought and sold in markets, we can't really know its value or whether there is too much or too little of it.
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The State's Odd Definition of "Consent"

Legal System

Blog02/21/2018
"Consenting" to something while being detained by police is a bit like "consenting" to hand over your wallet when a mugger pulls a gun.
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Freedom and the Minimum Wage

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog02/13/2018
Political paternalists who insist upon setting minimum wages by government command closely resemble socialist central planners of the 20th century.
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The Debt Ceiling Hysteria and Profligate Government

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/06/2018
This is all smoke and mirrors to avoid dealing with the fundamental problem: the continuance of and increases in the American warfare-welfare state.
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