Mises Wire

War Socialism and the Confederate Defeat

U.S. History

The Confederate government's turn toward war socialism helped seal its fate.
Read More

Was John Brown Sane?

U.S. History

John Brown was a man driven by religious fanaticism and grandiose ideas. But his sanity, at least clinically speaking, seems to have been in place.
Read More

Why Decentralized Militias Matter

Abe Lincoln once mocked the militias, but America's decentralized militia system has played a key role in military conflicts, including the Civil War.
Read More

Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Helps the Most Vulnerable

The EnvironmentPoverty

Higher energy costs mean less money for raising wages for workers, hiring new employees, purchasing more inventory, or investing in capital.
Read More

When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers' Dime

HealthThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

During the 50s and 60s, the CIA conducted a variety of LSD "experiments" with prostitutes and others that were of questionable scientific value.
Read More

When Government Acts, Unintended Consequences Follow

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

When pundits say there might be "unintended consequences" of government intervention, they are usually greatly understating the situation.
Read More
Shield icon wire