Mises Wire

How Central-Bank Interest-Rate Policy Is Destabilizing Banks

Money and Banks

Blog05/18/2019

Central banks' efforts to artificially stabilize interest rates encourages greater risk-taking by banks, and contributes to instability in the banking sector.

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Hazlitt Predicted Economics in Two Lessons

Book ReviewsTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/15/2019

In the words of Henry Hazlitt, "ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors."

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How College Profs Push Students to Socialism

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/10/2019

The true aim of these “scholar activists,” as many academics have begun calling themselves, is to propagate socialism by redefining capitalism to encompass every evil of human history. Which means they're mostly attacking straw men.

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Hooray! The Green New Deal Will Make Us Happier—By Shrinking the Economy

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentSocialism

Blog05/06/2019

You don’t make people better off by artificially making energy more expensive. You only make them poorer.

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Holcombe on Political Capitalism

04/27/2019Power & Market

Holcombe contends “political capitalism,” has come to replace market capitalism. We now have an economic system in which government and the private sector team up to exploit everyone else.

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How Human Action and Human Values Determine Prices

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog04/20/2019

Prices are set by how much people value goods and services. And people value things based on what they think will improve their life and well-being. 

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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog04/19/2019

The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.

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Henry Hazlitt in the Long Term

Blog04/08/2019

We need an Army of “Hazlitts ” today: men and women of courage and wisdom, who are unafraid to speak and write the truth.

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