Mises Wire

Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog03/04/2018

The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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Public Goods, National Defense, and Central Planning

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/27/2018
Since national defense is not bought and sold in markets, we can't really know its value or whether there is too much or too little of it.
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The State's Odd Definition of "Consent"

Legal System

Blog02/21/2018
"Consenting" to something while being detained by police is a bit like "consenting" to hand over your wallet when a mugger pulls a gun.
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Freedom and the Minimum Wage

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog02/13/2018
Political paternalists who insist upon setting minimum wages by government command closely resemble socialist central planners of the 20th century.
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The Debt Ceiling Hysteria and Profligate Government

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/06/2018
This is all smoke and mirrors to avoid dealing with the fundamental problem: the continuance of and increases in the American warfare-welfare state.
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Paul Leroy-Beaulieu: A Warning Voice About the Socialist Tragedy to Come

Socialism

Blog01/30/2018
Leroy-Beaulieu wrote about the dangers and nature of socialism three decades before the Russian Revolution began. The tiger never changes its stripes.
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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Blog01/18/2018
Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.
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Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

EducationFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/16/2018

To regain the liberty that we have lost, we must reawaken an understanding of what liberty, the rule of law, and individual self-responsibility mean.

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