Mises Wire

Lyndon Johnson's Terrible Legacy

U.S. History

Blog11/18/2017
Johnson's political philosophy is alive and well today. The US government spends freely on welfare programs at home, and on unwinnable wars abroad.
Read More

Libertarian Thought in Colonial America

U.S. HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeology

11/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
The growth of libertarian thought in eighteenth-century America was heavily influenced by a preceding growth in England.
Read More

Leftist Billionaires Virtue-Signal on Tax Cuts

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/17/2017
The right to the product of one’s own labor is not in conflict with compassion and charity.
Read More

Low Interest Rates Subsidize Wealthy Households

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/21/2017
Wealthier households are often able to benefit more from low interest rates than can lower-income households.
Read More

Literature and the "Class War"

Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

10/12/2017Mises Daily Articles
The greatest danger of so-called Marxian criticism is that the critics who make a fetish or a cult of it will in time become infinitely boring.
Read More

Libertarian Paternalism

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/09/2017Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon reviews Nudge, co-written by Richard Thaler, who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics.
Read More

Lysander Spooner: Freedom Trumps the Rule of Law

Blog10/04/2017
Most people would have considered Charles Sumner to be sufficiently anti-slavery. But Lysander Spooner was not "most people."
Read More

Ludwig von Mises: The Uncompromising Champion of Liberty

From the ArchivesAustrian Economics Overview

To Ludwig von Mises, the good economist is supposed to deliver uncomfortable truths that would likely make him unpopular to the political class.
Read More
Shield icon wire