Mises Wire

Police Are Complicit in Politicians' Disregard for the Rule of Law

Blog05/06/2020

Police have long shown a preference for enforcing petty laws against petty offenders. After all, real violent criminals fight back. The current COVID-19-induced crackdown on business owners has made things even worse.

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Politicians Want Thanksgiving To Be Political. Ignore Them.

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog11/27/2019

Thanksgiving started out as a terribly political holiday. But it has gotten better with age as more people have been interested in beer and football than in politics.

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PG&E's Failures Show the Dangers of Government-Imposed Utility Monopolies

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/30/2019

 The reason PG&E can get away with such outrageous mismanagement is that the California government literally guarantees them their business.

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Plastic Bans: Imaginary Benefits, Real Costs

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog08/03/2019

Proposals to ban single-use plastics is yet another triumph of symbolism over substance. Unfortunately, while the benefits are largely illusory, the costs are quite real.

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Privatizing Public Lands Doesn't Mean Turning Them Into Shopping Centers

The Environment

Blog07/18/2019

Public lands already have value as nature preserves and tourist attractions. At the same time, the economic needs of ordinary human beings — which often require land development — shouldn't be ignored. 

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Phony Economic Growth Stats Conceal Deep Problems on Main Street

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/02/2019

Government manipulation is shifting wealth from Main Street to Wall Street. But most people don't see the growing gap between the growth of financial wealth and the real economy.

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Public Schools Aren't Taking Security Seriously

Blog05/08/2019

Maybe the fact that both homicides and violent crime overall have nearly halved over the past 20 years is a reason school officials show little interest in taking practical steps toward on-site security.

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Private Religious Schools Have Long Been Targeted by Governments

EducationU.S. History

Blog12/19/2018

Whether Christian or Jewish, public schools and their allies have long attempted to crush private religious schools. 

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