Mises Wire

To Limit the Reach of America's Stasi, the FBI, Vacate All FISA Rulings

The Police State

Blog10/01/2022

The FBI operates as an agency whose players know they are untouchable in the current regime. Vacating FISA rulings is one way to fight back.

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An Ancient Warning: Criminal Trespass Is the State’s Essential Feature

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/01/2022

The Bible the ancient Israelites were warned about the dangers of having a government that would tax them heavily and oppress them. They didn't listen.

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How the Policy of Price Stability Generates Greater Economic Instability

Booms and BustsThe FedInflation

Blog09/30/2022

The Fed claims 2 percent inflation promotes "price stability." However, that policy also causes the boom-and-bust cycle, which is anything but stable.

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Biggar Thy Neighbor

PaternalismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/30/2022

Is there a case for an American empire? Professor Nigel Biggar of Oxford University believes so, but David Gordon sets him straight.

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The Secessionist French Classical Liberals: Molinari and Dunoyer

Decentralization and Secession

Blog09/30/2022

Radical Charles Dunoyer wanted "the municipalization of the world" by which states would be broken up and forced to compete both with the private sector and with countless other states.

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What Drove the Industrial Revolution in Britain? It Wasn't Slavery

World History

Blog09/30/2022

Some claim that slavery was the main reason for the success of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, but the answer lies elsewhere.

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Unscrambling Socialism from Our Economic Order: Wisdom from Leonard Read

Free MarketsSocialism

Blog09/29/2022

Leonard Read had much to say about how socialism already was entangled in our economic and social order.

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Central Banks Claim to Preserve the Value of Money through Inflation

Central BanksInflation

Blog09/29/2022

Central banks claim that their main purposes are to help an economy maintain high rates of employment and price stability. Ironically, they claim to do this through inflation targets.

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