Mises Wire

Privatizing Roads Solves the Problem of Road Closures

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsProperty Rights


All of us have experienced government road closures and the traffic and safety nightmares they create. Private roads may be the answer to solving the problem.

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Political Authorities and Covid: Creating Crises in the Name of Public Health

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police StateU.S. History


In the name of dealing with a so-called public health crisis, U.S. political and medical elites created even more crises. David Gordon reviews Tom Woods' new book that deconstructs the disastrous decisions made by progressive politicians and medical authorities.

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President Biden Is Wrong. Military Spending Does Not Produce Wealth

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy


In his latest defense of bloated military spending, President Joe Biden claims that the military budget creates real wealth. Instead, military spending is destroying it.

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Paul Krugman Blames Economic Pessimism on Partisanship. He’s Wrong.

Booms and BustsInflationMedia and CultureU.S. Economy


Paul Krugman has an easy answer for those that ask why people are pessimistic about the economy: the dastardly Republicans have fooled everyone. There are good reasons for the pessimism that we shouldn’t ignore, however.

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Progressive Interventionism Is Ruining American Healthcare

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealthProgressivism


Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at it again: demanding government intervention in the nation's healthcare system to deal with problems caused by earlier government intervention.

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Private Medical Care STILL Is a Better Deal Than Government Care

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFree MarketsHealth


Americans are constantly told that Europeans have wonderful medical care provided by their governments. In reality, private care is gaining ground because it provides better care and a better deal.

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Preserving the Statist Quo: Creating a Generation of Welfare-ing, Libertine Narcissists

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CulturePoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


Not only is Washington in political turmoil, but the policies emanating from the Beltway are more incoherent than ever.

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Pushing the False Narrative of U.S. Isolationism

Economic PolicyPoliticsU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


Americans have been fed the myth that US foreign policy from 1919 to 1941 was isolationist. In reality, US policies destabilized already volatile international relations.

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