Mises Wire

Paleolithic People Were Not Primitive Communists

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog10/10/2019

Assuming that some groups of foragers indeed practiced "primitive communism," they would have died out because they had lost the fierce competition with the more economically viable "libertarian" tribes. Communism has never appeared spontaneously and "naturally" in the history of mankind.

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Government Meddling Is the Reason You're "Underpaid"

Blog10/07/2019

It is frequently allege that, under capitalism, people aren’t paid what they are worth to employers. But the commonly-drawn implication that state intervention will improve things is false.

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog10/05/2019

In The Free Market and Its Enemies, Mises wrote, “Even though you know everything about the past, you know nothing about the future.” This explains that the timeframe and economic constraints at work are vital to the expression of entrepreneurial talents.

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Markets Rely on Accurate and Honest Information — But Governments Want the Opposite

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog10/03/2019

Market prices reveal critical information about sellers, buyers, and market demand. But government interference in markets substitutes a fake version of reality that leads to impoverishment.

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Harry Jaffa, Michael Anton, and Me

Blog10/03/2019

Harry Jaffa's disciples are rather sensitive to criticism.

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A "Bronze Age Mindset" Won't Save Us From Leviathan

Media and Culture

Blog09/27/2019

“It’s been evident for a while that conventional conservatism no longer holds much purchase with large swaths of the under 40, and especially under 30, crowd. Tax cuts, deregulation, trade giveaways, Russophobia, democracy wars, and open borders are not getting the kids riled up.”

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The Trade "War" Is Only Making War on Our Freedoms

Blog09/27/2019

Governments love to use war analogies, framing themselves as the heroes fighting the bad guys. But when it comes to trade wars, governments are the bad guys, and individuals are the victims.

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There's Nothing Natural About Socialism

Socialism

Blog09/13/2019

Democratic socialists are committed to destroying the voluntary and naturally-occurring relationships that develop in the marketplace among consenting human beings. They do it through relentless wealth redistribution programs.

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