Mises Wire

Rent Control Makes for Good Politics and Bad Economics

The EntrepreneurPolitical Theory

Blog04/10/2017
Politicians see that rent control is an easy way to buy some votes from many voters. Sadly, the policy only ends up hurting renters in the long run.
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Remembering Burt Blumert

Blog03/30/2017
Today is the eighth anniversary of the death of Burt Blumert, one of Murray Rothbard's closest friends and a key figure supporting the Mises Institute and Lew Rockwell.com.
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Raiders Move to Vegas Gives Taxpayers Reason to Boo, Players Reason to Cheer

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/28/2017
The NFL is coming to Vegas. This means higher hotel taxes for tourists, but lower tax rates for players.
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Ryancare is Failing — What Should Happen Next?

Free MarketsHealthU.S. Economy

Blog03/23/2017
The market is creating its own solutions to Obamacare. The focus should be protecting it from further government control.
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Ryancare's Fatal Logical Flaw

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog03/13/2017
One cannot both repeal and keep Obamacare.
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Rothbard Explains the Proper Response to Climate Change

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/09/2017
Whether or not one agrees with the underlying climate science, Rothbard’s analysis is useful in crafting a response to so-called greenhouse gases.
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Repeal and Replace Needn't Be Complicated

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog03/09/2017
But Paul Ryan's bill just takes us deeper down the rabbit hole.
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Report: Arrested Mises Cuba Member Charged with "Distributing Enemy Propaganda"

The Police State

Blog03/01/2017
Two libertarian activists are being held at Melena II, a maximum security prison with a history of human rights violations.
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