Mises Wire

Decentralize the Military: Why We Need Independent Militias

Decentralization and SecessionThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog07/29/2016

A "well-regulated militia," controlled by the states, was once considered essential to providing a counterweight against federal power.

Read More

Decentralize the Nuclear Arsenals

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog07/26/2016

With the American state broke and deeply in debt, it is just a matter of time until nuclear proliferation spreads to Japan, Germany, and South Korea.

Read More

Do Drive-Thrus Discriminate Against Non-Drivers?

Legal SystemPrivate Property

Blog06/02/2016

People who cannot drive want to buy McNuggets at 1 AM when only the drive-thru window is open. Should the state force this on restaurant owners?

Read More

Daniel McAdams: How the War Party Works

War and Foreign Policy

04/22/2016Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss how ordinary people can reclaim the narrative from those who recklessly expand US intervention in Syria and Iran.
Read More

Do Video-Game Worlds Need Government Regulation?

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

01/15/2016Mises Wire
For some people, there's nothing that can’t be improved by a big dose of government regulation. Now, even the virtual economies of video games are being targeted as the next frontier in labor laws, price controls, and more.
Read More

Did "Tight" Fed Policy Cause the Financial Crisis?

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

12/16/2015Mises Wire
In a recent exchange with Janet Yellen, Senator Ted Cruz blamed the Fed for being too "tight" with monetary policy, thus causing the financial crisis of 2008. Cruz is right that the Fed was at fault, but he's wrong about how.
Read More

Death and Taxes in the Netflix Series Marco Polo

Media and CultureWorld History

03/19/2015The Austrian
The new Netflix series Marco Polo might have descended into a forgettable story of palace intrigue, but it fortunately explores far more interesting themes of family, loyalty, and how the state demands everyone sell out his values a little more every day.
Read More
Shield icon wire