Mises Wire

Want to Reduce the Trade Deficit? Cut Government Spending.

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog11/11/2020

A trade deficit isn't actual evidence that anything is wrong. But if it were, one of the best things to do would be to reduce government spending. Unfortunately, politicians disagree. 

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Why Homeowners Hate Real Estate Developers

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate Property

Blog08/26/2020

Homeowners believe their property rights extend far beyond their property lines. They want to dictate who lives near them, how much money their neighbors make, and what the houses in their neighborhood look like.

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Was Mises a Fascist? Obviously Not.

Blog08/20/2020

Mises explicitly explained that fascism (which he called by its Italian name, “stato corporativo”) is nothing but an outgrowth of socialism and is incompatible with a free market.

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Why We Need Entrpreneurs and Market Prices for a Healthy Economy

SocialismPrices

Blog08/11/2020

We need both prices and entrepreneurs to have a functioning and prosperous marketplace. Under socialism, though, we have none of the above.

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Why Savings Are So Critical to Improving the Standard of Living

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog07/10/2020

In order to produce capital goods, and hence more consumer goods, we must first forego current consumption. That is, we must save now to have more later.

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Why Abusive Cops So Often Keep Their Jobs

Labor and WagesThe Police State

Blog06/02/2020

When you hear a cop has been fired from his job for some heinous act, be sure to check back a few months later. He may have been rehired thanks to the fact that it's very easy for cops to appeal termination and win.

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What "Lender of Last Resort" Is Supposed to Mean

Other Schools of Thought

Blog04/06/2020

Modern central banks have already moved far beyond what was once considered the proper role for a central bank as a "lender of last resort." Now Keynesians and MMTers want to take things even further.

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We're Learning Why Governments Can't Be Trusted with Health Crises

Health

Blog03/23/2020

The latest health crisis has made it clear that governments put their own interests before those of the public while hiding crucial information and imposing counterproductive regulations.

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