Mises Wire

The Deep State's Absorption of Donald Trump

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog07/28/2018

The deep state’s absorption of Donald Trump is just one more confirmation of what our ancestors and Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Truman were warning us against.

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Trump's Senseless Trade War with China

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog07/25/2018

Trump’s trade war is not about about being patriotic or protecting American businesses. It is about politics and bad economics.

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The Broken Window

Other Schools of ThoughtPrivate Property

Blog05/30/2018

The broken-window fallacy, under a hundred disguises, is the most persistent in the history of economics. It is more rampant now than at any time in the past.

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The Utter Failure of America's System of Indian Reservations

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/11/2018

On Indian reservations in America, there is a sickening lack of economic opportunity partly because of a lack of political autonomy and private property. 

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The Fruits of Foreign Lending

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog05/04/2018

The first thing to remember is that monetary chaos is not primarily “international” at all. It exists basically within each nation.

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The Civil War: Both Sides Were Wrong

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog03/24/2018

Even if a section of the US were to today secede for some noble reason (i.e., not slavery), the outcome would still likely be invasion and war. 

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Trump's First Big Economic Mistake

Blog03/08/2018

A tariff is a tax on imports. That tax is paid by every American who buys the now-more-expensive product. 

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The Free Market Levels the Playing Field

U.S. History

Blog11/07/2017
We're told the rich only get richer, but under capitalism, old wealthy owners and industries are regularly replaced by new entrepreneurs and firms.
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