Mises Wire

Paul Krugman Learns the Wrong Lesson from Denmark

Big GovernmentSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/21/2018

Paul Krugman is right to praise Denmark, but he likes the one thing that they’re doing wrong and overlooks all the things they get right.

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Preserve Our Fisheries by Expanding Private Property Rights

The Environment

Blog08/10/2018

When people are directly responsible for something — and rely on that thing for current and future sustenance — they will manage it better.

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Politicians Should Need a Supermajority to Raise Taxes

Blog07/16/2018

Allowing lawmakers to raise taxes with a 50% + 1 vote is a recipe for disaster.

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Problems With the Market Monetarist Approach to "Explaining" the Economy

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/21/2018

Scott Sumner's Market Monetarist framework is seductively simple, but relies on a definitional trick.

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Poverty Forced Farmers in the "Good Old Days" To Sleep the Winter Away

World History

Blog04/19/2018

Peasants in pre-industrial societies often worked fewer hours than modern-day workers. They also had a shockingly low standard of living. 

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Police: We're the Experts — Don't You Dare Criticize Us

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog03/05/2018

Defenders of police incompetence are falling back on the claim that they are above criticism because they are the "experts."

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Paul Cantor on Shakespeare, the Romans, and Austrian Economics

World History

For Shakespeare, the story of the Roman Republic is a tragedy. Like one of its heroes, the Republic was eventually destroyed by its own success.

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Paul Krugman Should Love President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

U.S. EconomyOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/09/2018
If President Trump’s infrastructure proposal works out exactly as Paul Krugman has described it, Krugman should be applauding it.
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