Mises Wire

On Being an Economist

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/22/2019

The economist’s lot is to study a field in which, almost more than any other, human folly displays itself. 

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On Veterans’ Day, Remember the Lies That Filled Military Cemeteries

Blog11/12/2018

A few hours studying the lessons of history can prevent heaps of grave-digging in the coming years.

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On Voting

U.S. History

Blog11/06/2018

Since each person votes for different reasons, we can't morally say that the outcome of an election binds people to any specific law or policy.

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Our Easy-Money Economy Is Not Sustainable

Financial MarketsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

What causes financial crises, domestic and global, is the underlying, continuing credit expansion.

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On "Grievance Studies" and Academic Book Burning

U.S. History

Blog10/19/2018

There's a long history of deliberately producing terrible scholarship with the intent of showing how arbitrary, political, and incompetent editors and publishers are.

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Old Wine in Old Bottles? A Nobel for Clever Packaging?

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/17/2018

The Nobel committee this year showed that it has embraced clever economic modeling as a replacement for scientific progress.

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Our International Movement

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/04/2018

The Austrian school has always been a very international movement, and the Mises Institute works to uphold that tradition.

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Our Republic's First Economist

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/18/2018

With printing of the Continental notes in 1775, Webster feared people would think you could finance the Revolutionary War by printing paper money. We should have listened!

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