Mises Wire

Lighting the Gas under European Feet: How Politicians and Journalists Get Energy So Wrong

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment


Green energy advocates want us to believe we easily can transition from conventional fuels to renewables. In truth, such a transition not only would devastate world economies, but also is not technologically possible.

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Lockdowns, Not the Pandemic, Created Havoc

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State


Those responsible for locking down much of the US during covid blame the pandemic itself for the economic and social havoc that followed. Perhaps they should look at the lockdowns themselves.

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Love, Fear, and the Law of Good Intentions

AntipoliticsDemocracyLawThe Police State


Today, progressives govern by the law of good intentions, and when government has good intentions, the results, no matter how disastrous, don't matter.

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Last Day to Give in 2021!


The battle for true freedom will continue in 2022. Please take the last day of the year to support the institute's mission!

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Life Expectancy in 2020 Fell 2.3 Percent to 77 Years. That Hardly Justifies the Covid Panic

World History


It remains extremely unclear why 2020’s trends in these metrics would justify the extreme panic and human rights violations that resulted from stay-at-home edicts and coerced medication.

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Leaving behind the Labor Theory of Value

Value and Exchange


Immense damage has been done to economic theory by the error of believing the "labor theory of value." Our work is not what gives value to goods and services. It's the other way around.

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Lincoln and the Social Contract

U.S. History


Lincoln thought the possibility of secession gave minorities too much power. The solution for him was for the majority to coerce the minority, negating, through force, the minority’s withdrawal of its consent.

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Legalized Plunder Has Been Supercharged in America


Bastiat pointed out that no citizen could do what the government does without being charged with a crime. 

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