Mises Wire

The Problem with Government "Contact Tracing"

Big GovernmentHealthTaxes and Spending

Blog06/29/2020

The government's plan for "contact tracing" to prevent the spread of COVID-19 relies on huge amounts of government spending, plus unproven science as to the nature of the disease.

Read More

Beware Washington's Latest Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Scheme

Blog06/29/2020

The Democrats want trillions spent on infrastructure for a "Green New Deal." The GOP wants a trillion for roads and bridges. They're likely to find a way to "work together" to spend trillions either way.

Read More

The Irony of Marxist Class Consciousness

CapitalismSocialism

Blog06/27/2020

Marx believed truth could only be fully understood by a certain socioeconomic class. Ludwig von Mises disagreed.

Read More

As the Fed Pumps, the Stock Market Is Increasingly the Only Game in Town

Financial Markets

Blog06/27/2020

In the midst of a stock market bubble like this one, everyone from Warren Buffet down to the shoeshine boy has some great tips for you.

Read More

What Anticapitalist Christian Economists Get Wrong

CapitalismPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/27/2020

The saddest aspect of this economic ignorance is that these evangelicals have completely ignored the real reductions in poverty rates in the past forty years, reductions that are due to liberalizing economies that once were in socialist straitjackets.

Read More

The Second Round of Lockdowns Won't Be as Easy as the First

U.S. History

Blog06/26/2020

A second round of lockdowns will assault an America already suffering from widespread unemployment and a fragile economy. Even worse, round two is likely to last longer than round one, bringing an even larger economic and social toll.

Read More

Rothbard on Substitutionism

The Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/26/2020

Rothbard has explained how it is wrong to equate what would be reasonable for a private protection agency with what is permissible for the state.

Read More

Are Fractional Reserve Bank Deposits Money?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/26/2020

It is possible to conceive of a world where fractional reserve banking is understood by both banker and depositor and involves no deception or fraud. But in that world, deposits cease to be money and become complex credit securities.

Read More
Shield icon wire