Mises Wire

Cancel the Mandates, Leave the Workers Alone

Blog02/26/2022

Some of the government authoritarians in Ottawa and DC may think they have the upper hand at the moment. As usual, government authoritarians are very shortsighted.

Read More

Cold War Thinking Isn't Working

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/25/2022

Sticking to Cold War–era assumptions is a recipe for a suboptimal foreign policy, which could increase the probability of the US stumbling into a disastrous war of choice.

Read More

Capital versus Labor: The Great Decoupling

Labor and Wages

Opponents of markets claim that worker wages have not kept up with worker productivity. This incorrect claim is based on two mistakes in estimating wages. 

Read More

Canada Nice No Longer: Trudeau's Totalitarian Response to Trucker Protests

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police State

Blog02/18/2022

In 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau expressed alarm that the Trump administration might put down violent protests in US cities. In 2022, he decides a heavy-handed response to peaceful protests is justified.

Read More

Could Blockchain Technology Help End Fractional Reserve Banking?

Blog01/29/2022

Blockchain technology might be useful in forcing banks to be more transparent in how they handle reserves. 

Read More

Can State Power Cancel Economic Law?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

As much as we may wish to substitute government edicts for markets, the fact is no amount of government control can overturn the realities of economic law.

Read More

Central Planners Don't Know What's Best for You

Socialism

Blog01/21/2022

Flawed as we are and with limited knowledge about the world and ourselves, we might not know what is objectively “best for us long term.” Government planners know even less.

Read More

Colonialism Isn't the Source of Latin America's High Inequality

World History

Blog01/14/2022

Latin America's antiglobalization epoch, from 1913 to 1970, was marked by high regulations and antitrade efforts that have fueled Latin America's economic problems.

Read More