Mises Wire

Face It, Nordic Countries Aren't Socialist

SocialismInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog06/08/2018

Not unlike the United States, Nordic countries have mixed interventionist economies that nonetheless rely heavily on property rights and the private sector.

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Foreign Aid Forever?

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/30/2018

Once a government bureaucracy has been set up to do any job whatever, it will find endless excuses for expanding, prolonging, or perpetuating that job.

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Freedom and Civilization

Free Markets

Blog04/28/2018

Freedom leads to economic development, and both of these conditions multiply individual development and the powers of the individual man.

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Fear Global Warming? Markets Offer Our Best Chance for Survival

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog04/23/2018

Markets, wealth accumulation, and capitalist innovation offer the best tools for dealing with whatever climate changes the world may be facing.

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Forget Electoral Democracy — Give "Demarchy" a Chance

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2018

There's no reason to believe choosing representatives through a lottery system or "by chance" is worse than what we have now. 

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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.
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Fake Women and Phony Interest Rates

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/15/2018
Today's central-bank induced low, low interest rates are making massive debt look much more attractive than it should.
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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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