Mises Wire

There Ain't No Success like Failure

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyStrategy


Do we support the “occupation” of the Senate Chamber as an expression of righteous anger over the feeling that the election was stolen? Not really, because it will not achieve anything.

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The Problems with Marx's Dialectic

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


The Marxist dialectic was purported to explain every development in Soviet society. But so much wishful thinking was required that eventually it all just became a subject for jokes.

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The Betrayal of the Canadian Liberals

World History


The Canadian Liberal Party began as a party of classical liberalism, radically supportive of freedom and free markets. But those days are long over.

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The Cult of Smart

Book ReviewsEducation


The government spends vast amounts of money on educational programs that aim to give “equal opportunity” to those deemed disadvantaged, but there is little or no evidence that these programs achieve anything.

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The Great Reset, Part III: Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics

SocialismPolitical Theory


China is the model for the economic and political system being promoted in the West, and the Great Reset is the most forthright articulation of that system—although its articulation is anything but perfectly forthright.

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The ECB’s Latest Big Mistake

Money and Banking


The worst excuse of all is that “there is no inflation.” It’s like driving a car at 300 miles an hour on the highway, looking in the rearview mirror and saying, “we haven’t killed ourselves yet, accelerate.”

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The Result of "Too Much Money": Asset Price Inflation and Inequality

Money and Banks


While it took the Federal Reserve almost six years to create 3.5 trillion in new US dollar liquidity after 2008, this time around, it took only ten months to unleash a monetary tsunami of $3 trillion, with the projection of at least another $1.8 trillion next year.

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The Mises Review: Book Reviews from 2020

Book Reviews


As we prepare for 2021, here is a collection of Dr. Gordon's book reviews from the past year. Each article features his piercing Rothbardian-insight into some of the most important new books of 2020.

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