Mises Wire

Government Intervention Is Fueling Food Shortages

World History

Blog10 hours ago

Neither the Ukraine war nor tough weather changes would threaten a global food shortage in a normal market environment. Unfortunately, world markets are riddled with regulations, killing production.

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Greenspan Would Be Proud: A Lesson in Fed Speak

The FedMoney and Banks

Blog06/04/2022

The Federal Reserve continues the proud Greenspan tradition of obfuscation and confusing language to describe its reckless actions.

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Government Spending Is the Real Tax; Deficits Are a Sideshow

Economic PolicyProgressivismFiscal Theory

Blog05/26/2022

While politicians claiming to be "fiscally responsible" call for balanced budgets, the real drag on the economy is government spending itself.

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Government, the Centralizing Mindset, and the Idiots in Charge

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationDemocracy

Blog03/26/2022

F.A. Hayek wrote that the "worst get on top" when it comes to government. Nearly eighty years after he wrote those words, nothing has changed.

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Governments "Sanction" Their Own Citizens Every Day. The Russia Sanctions Are Just a Natural Evolution.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/19/2022

The scale of the sanctions which Washington has imposed on Russia (and Russians) should not distract us from a crucial fact. What Washington is doing against Moscow is not rare. It is something that happens every day. 

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Gazing into the Fog of War Surrounding Ukraine

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/02/2022

It's unlikely that Putin had no idea of the immense costs that he and Russia as a whole would incur in undertaking this war, so he likely believed the alternative would have been even more costly.

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George Hearst: Entrepreneur in the Mises Mold

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog01/25/2022

The reality is the primary quality of an entrepreneur can’t be taught: the stomach to risk everything and keep wanting more.  

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Germany's New Green Stimulus Plan Won't Save Their Economy

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/19/2022

Germany's government is pushing a new plan for massive spending on a "Climate Fund." This is justified with the usual Keynesian myths about the benefits of government spending.

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