Mises Wire

It Is Time to Put the Red Flag to Red-Flag Laws

ProgressivismThe Police State

Blog57 min ago

Both progressives and conservatives are touting so-called red-flag laws as a means to prevent mass shootings. But many shootings already have occurred in states that have these laws.

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Why the "New World Order" Is Impossible to Implement without Creating Mass Chaos

Economic FreedomProgressivismThe Police State

Global elites have a "wonderful" plan for the rest of us, even if they don't intend to live within its strictures.

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Before Progressives Condemn Capitalism, They Should Be Able to Define It

Central BanksFree MarketsProgressivismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/08/2022

Although progressives and their allies might condemn capitalism, they rarely can define it.

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The Agenda behind Climate Change Catastrophism

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism

Blog08/08/2022

On top of Congress passing the "Climate Relief Bill," environmentalists also demand that President Joe Biden declare a "climate emergency" in order to seize new powers ostensibly to combat dreaded climate change. However, climate alarmism is not based on reality.

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Germany Can Save Itself, and Possibly the World, by Abandoning Four Failed Policies

Global EconomyStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/08/2022

Germany's foray into green energy is turning out to be a disaster, but abandoning the green utopia is only the first stage for that country. It is time to put common sense and sound economics at the forefront of German policy making.

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Surveys or Specifics: Do Economies Respond to Consumer Expectations or the Facts at Hand?

Free MarketsRationalismBusiness Cycles

Blog08/06/2022

Much is made of surveys determining consumer confidence in the economy. Expectations, however, must line up both with proper economic theories and the information at hand.

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Green Myths and Hard Realities: Sri Lanka as a Warning

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomySocialismStrategy

Blog08/06/2022

While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.

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Profits Are Not Random. They're How Entrepreneurs Help Allocate Resources Efficiently.

Financial MarketsFree MarketsRationalism

Blog08/05/2022

The efficient market hypothesis, which is popular in neoclassical economics circles, holds that markets are so "efficient" that entrepreneurial profits are generated randomly.

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