Mises Wire

Reparations vs. Property Rights

World History

Blog09/05/2018

When opposing modern schemes for "reparations," libertarians are taking a moral position defending property rights — they're not just deferring to the status quo.

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Rothbard, Rockwell, and the Mises Institute

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/01/2018

"Murray Rothbard would later say 'Without the founding of the Mises Institute, I am convinced the whole Misesian program would have collapsed.'"

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Racially-Motivated Laws Are a Real Thing — And They End up Targeting Everyone

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/13/2018

It's important to recognize racially-motivated laws often have negative consequences for all members of society.

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Render Unto Caesar: A Most Misunderstood New Testament Passage

World History

Blog07/03/2018

Jesus's instruction to "render unto Caesar" is an example of subtle sedition against the Roman state — and not a command to pay taxes.

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Robots Do Not Destroy Employment, Politicians Do

The EntrepreneurLabor and Wages

Blog06/29/2018

Countries with the highest levels of robotization have the lowest unemployment rates.

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Rather than Paying Down Debt in Good Times, Spain Is Now Spending Even More

Blog06/27/2018

Now is the time for the Spanish government to reduce its massive debt. When the next recession hits, it will be too late.

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Redefining Violence: The Problem With PC Speech Codes

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/17/2018

If speech can be equated with violence, then the extent of government control in daily life can be greatly expanded.

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Re-Assessing the Morality of Blackmail in the Age of Social Media

Blog05/16/2018

Walter Block's work on blackmail provides some insights into the issue of who has a right to control your personal information and your reputation.

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