Mises Wire

To Stop the Left, America Needs a Rothbardian Right

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyOld Right

Blog30 min ago

Thankfully for the American right, there is another alternative to the neoconservatism of William Buckley, the neoliberalism of Milton Friedman, and the paleo-progressivism of Teddy Roosevelt: the libertarian populism of Murray Rothbard.

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Aggregated Data Hides the Damage Done by Minimum Wage Hikes

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog03/05/2021

Much of the harm is disguised by focusing on forecasts of higher aggregate income for the poor. Individuals, on the other hand, are another story. 

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Rothbard Explains How to Recover from an Economic Crisis

Booms and Busts

Blog03/05/2021

The answer lies in audacious economic reforms that favor markets and entrepreneurs: liquidate bad investments, let deflation happen, cut government spending, cut taxes, let wages fall.

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This Is What the Progressives Want To Do to Us

U.S. History

Blog03/05/2021

Think of Minneapolis and Portland and then apply that model nationwide. Then you have an idea where progressive radicals want to take us. 

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Rothbard Roundtable

Blog03/05/2021

We asked some of our writers and scholars to talk about why Rothbard is worth remembering. Here's what they had to say.

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Money-Supply Growth Hits a New All-Time High in January

Money Supply

Blog03/05/2021

In January, money supply growth hit a new all-time high, rising slightly above September 2020's previous high, and remaining well above growth levels that one year ago would have been considered unthinkable. 

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Public Schools Refuse to Open. Give the Taxpayers Their Money Back

Education

Blog03/04/2021

If grocery stores were run like public schools, they'd still be in the midst of an extended covid lockdown. Fortunately, though, we have a (mostly) privatized system, with vouchers for low-income shoppers.  A similar system for schools would be a far saner choice than what we have now. 

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Playing Games with Stocks

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial Markets

Blog03/04/2021

The GameStop saga—can we call it an insurrection?—wants easy heroes and villains. Both are available.

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