Mises Wire

Berliners in 2021 Want to Expropriate Private Housing


The Berlin “housing crisis” has, of course, many causes. But most, if not all of them, are government made. Unfortunately, however, people blame “capitalists” for their plight.

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Before a Bust, There Is Always a Boom (and Malinvestment)

Money and Banks


An economic depression is not caused by a decline in the money supply per se, but results from a shrinking pool of savings made possible by a previous bout of monetary inflation.

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Biden's Vaccine Mandates: It's about Power


Biden's vaccine mandates are yet another dangerous frontier in using a perceived or real crisis to justify an immense expansion in state power and control over the population. 

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British Columbia’s Supreme Court Gets an F in Healthcare Economics


Canadian hospitals operate under fixed budgets dictated by the government. When this tax revenue is depleted before the end of the year, as often happens, new patients are put on a waiting list. This problem isn't getting any better.
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Beer: A Short and Bitter History of Regulation

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History


Some think that beer's history of regulation begins with hops, but beer has been hemmed in by government red tape for much longer.

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Bretton Woods and the Spoliation of Europe

World HistoryGold Standard

Gold was only included in the plans for the Bretton Woods system because of the veneer of solidity it gave.

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Biden's Rescue Act Targets Americans' Freedoms



Anything that encourages people to view politicians as saviors imperils freedom. Government controls follow a short step behind subsidies.

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Biden's Economic Team Predicts Long-Term Slow Growth

U.S. Economy


Stagnation is real, but it isn’t “secular”—that is, sluggish growth doesn’t have to happen. The coming stagnation isn’t foreordained; it is simply the inevitable outcome of a progressive agenda that disdains free enterprise. 

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