Mises Wire

The Convention Center Bubble Will Soon Pop

Booms and Busts

Blog04/21/2020

The COVID-19 depression will expose the Las Vegas convention center bubble for what it is: a massive malinvestment.

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The Fed Offers "Bread," but No Circuses

InflationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/04/2020

The truth is that you and I need goods and services to live, not electronically printed dollars.

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The European Central Bank Is Being Stretched to Its Breaking Point in Italy

Blog03/23/2020

At this point, monetary policy can't save Italy. Promises from Europe's central bank have allowed Italian policymakers to avoid coming to terms with Italy's bankrupt reality. Until now.

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The Oakland Raiders Spike the Ball on Nevada Taxpayers

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog03/07/2020

The departed Al Davis, who owned the Oakland Raiders, was famous for saying, “Just win, baby.” But now the team's philosophy is this: “Just raid the taxpayers, baby.”

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Tax Burdens, Per Capita Income, and Simpson’s Paradox

Taxes and Spending

Is there a correlation between wealth and a higher tax burden? After, people like to say that more taxes mean more public services.

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The Seen and the Unseen of "Waste"

Value and Exchange

Blog01/04/2020

When a farmer leaves some unharvested crops in the field, they are not "wasted." Real waste would be found in efforts to use up every last physical resource, no matter how costly those efforts might be.

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The Problem with Democracy? Letting Everyone Do It

Book Reviews

Blog12/26/2019

We don’t let just anyone repair our homes or perform surgery. So why do we let everyone vote, and, theoretically, let just anyone rule? Jason Brennan’s recommendation is epistocracy: the rule of the knowledgeable.

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The Economic Consequences of the Peace: 100 Years Later

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/16/2019

John Maynard Keynes's stance on German reparations in the wake of the First World War may have precipitated the rise of Hitler.

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