Mises Wire

Politicizing Mass Shootings Only Guarantees There Will Be More of Them

ProgressivismThe Police State

Blog06/01/2022

Mass shootings are bad enough, but progressives have turned them into political events. They then claim that further politicizing these tragedies will reduce their number.

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Does an Increase in Demand Cause Economic Growth? How Keynesians Reverse the Roles of Demand and Supply

KeynesMonetary PolicyFiscal Theory

Blog06/01/2022

Standard Keynesian theory posits that if the economy slows, government can revitalize it by increasing spending, which supposedly creates new demand. But government can't create something from nothing.

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The German Rejection of Classical Economics

World History

Blog05/31/2022

The narrow-minded repudiation of Western civilization—philosophy, science, political doctrine and institutions, art and literature—which finally resulted in Nazism, originated in a passionate detraction of classical economics.

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Davos Man Is at It Again: The 2022 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismProgressivism

Blog05/31/2022

Once upon a time, the progressive hero was "socialist man." Today, we have "Davos man," who is ready to plan your life for you—your wishes notwithstanding.

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Capitalism Is Not Racist; Capitalism Undermines Racism

CapitalismU.S. History

Blog05/31/2022

Leftist regularly accuse capitalism of depending upon racism for its existence, but history tells a much different story.

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Uvalde's Biggest Mistake Was Trusting the Police to "Keep Us Safe"

U.S. History

Blog05/30/2022

Knee-jerk support for the police helps gun control advocates by undermining the most fundamental reason for gun ownership: the government's armed enforcers won't keep us safe and are likely to abuse their power. 

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The Hydra-Headed Model of Social Change

Financial MarketsInflationMonetary PolicyMonetary Theory

Blog05/30/2022

Adherents of MMT present their ideas in the form of a hydra. Shoot down one idea and another pops up that is just as preposterous. This is no accident.

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Covid and Its Statist Legacy: How Did We Get to This Point?

Anti-PoliticsBig GovernmentHealthInflation

Blog05/30/2022

The legacy of covid-19 ultimately will be the vast expansion of government on many levels. Not surprisingly, the statism is worse than the virus itself.

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