Mises Wire

It Took Six Months to Split Czechoslovakia. Why Should Brexit Take Six Years?

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog11/06/2018

In a way, the separation of the Czechs and Slovaks was like Brexit and the UK’s 1980s privatizations combined, only a lot more complicated.

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In a Bubble Economy, Capital Goods Aren't Always a Good Thing

Blog11/02/2018

The more aggressive the central bank’s loose monetary stance is the more drainage of real wealth takes place and the less real wealth is left at the disposal of true wealth generators.

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It's Not All Trump: Congress Is a Disaster Too

Blog10/27/2018

Congress has no small part in the endless cycle of debt, spending, and rising bureaucratic power.

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Italy’s Problem Is Not The Euro, It’s Political Spending

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/17/2018

Blaming the euro will not save Italy. Italy’s problem is political spending — the same problem that this new budget is going to greatly increase.

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Is Technological Know-How the Key to Economic Growth?

Blog10/16/2018

To obtain more economic growth, what is needed is a supply of saved capital to put the advanced technological methods into effect.

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Is Cultural Marxism America's New Mainline Ideology?

Blog10/10/2018

The aim is no longer the "dictatorship of the proletariat," because this project has failed. The new goal is "the dictatorship of the intellectuals."

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If Imports Were Truly Bad for an Economy, Military Blockades Would Not Exist

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/08/2018

If modern claims about the harm of free trade are true, then Lincoln must have been helping the Confederacy with his military blockade.

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In a Blow to Media Gun Narrative, Homicides Down in 2017

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

Homicide rates in the US remain well below where they were 25 years ago, and stubbornly high homicide rates are a regional — and not a national — problem.

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