Mises Wire

Anti-Market Conservatives Want to Fix Social Ills, But Their Cure Will Only Make Things Worse

World History

Blog12/03/2019

Far from being the saviors of society, the new breed of anti-market conservatives are merely the newest iteration of the long line of anti-social apologists for state domination.

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A Problem with Paternalism

Blog11/22/2019

Paternalism has in recent years made a comeback, but its philosophical foundation is quite flimsy.

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Austrian Economics Looks East

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog11/20/2019

It is up to us to reconsider Misesian liberal nationalism for the twenty-first century and create a vision for the present and beyond.

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Argentina's Destructive Cycle of Economic Populism

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog11/19/2019

Anti-market activists in Argentina try to blame the country's economic woes on markets, but the populist movement of Peronism is what has doomed the country to endless cycles of economic and monetary crises.

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After Years of Decline, Competition in Banking Finally Grows Again

Money and Banks

Blog11/13/2019

As government-created barriers to entry rise and fall, so does competition in the banking sector.

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Argentina Votes for More Inflation, Spending, and Economic Instability

Money and Banks

Blog11/11/2019

Argentinians have voted again for the policies that led to the 2014 financial crisis, and many crises before it. The regime remains inflationary and committed to big spending.

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As Gun Owners Look to Nullify Gun Laws, "Sanctuary" Isn't Just for Immigrants

Blog11/07/2019

From Oregon to Rhode Island, counties and municipalities have announced they will not enforce various state and federal gun laws.

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Africa's Socialism Is Keeping it Poor

Socialism

Blog11/02/2019

Socialism was sold to Africans as the antidote to the legacy of colonial occupiers. But it was the African countries that most resisted socialism that experienced the greatest gains in standards of living.

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