Mises Wire

Why Powell Fears a Gold Standard

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/20/2019

The fact that politicians, central bankers, and “too big to fail” bankers all oppose a gold standard is a tacit admission that hard money would serve as an effective constraint on their activities.

Read More

How Labor Unions Violate Employer and Non-Union Worker Rights

Labor and Wages

Blog07/09/2019

Federal labor laws increase monopoly power, reduce competition, and void free association, all in the name of "workers' rights."

Read More

The Bionic Mosquito on Rothbard and Reason

07/08/2019Power & Market

The Bionic Mosquito disgrees with Rothbard's contention that reason can establish natural law. His argument merits careful study, but I disagree with.it.

Read More

Socialism: A Man-Made Malthusian Trap

PovertySocialism

Blog07/06/2019

Industrialization and capitalism finally freed us from the starvation and deprivation of endless centuries of subsistence living. Now socialists in Venezuela have managed to reverse centuries of progress.

Read More

The Bionic Mosquito On Rothbard and Ethics

07/05/2019Power & Market

The Bionic Mosquito points out that Rothbard defended objective ethics.

Read More

America's Delusion of Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/04/2019

Attempts to impose liberal values on the world, to force people to be free, are doomed to failure and will enhance the chances of war. This is largely because nationalism is for most people a far more potent force than liberalism, whether classical or modern.

Read More

"Raise My Taxes" Really Just Means "Raise Others' Taxes"

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/03/2019

Now that they're already rich, the millionaires and billionaires who say "tax me more" are really just trying to become popular by imposing new, harsher rules of the game on everyone.

Read More

The F-35: Poster Child for Pentagon Boondoggles

07/02/2019Power & Market

Far from becoming an effective weapon, the trillion-dollar F-35 is proving to be a fragile one that cannot accomplish its missions.

Read More
Shield icon wire