Mises Wire

The Feds Spend More on National-Debt Interest Than You Think

U.S. Economy

Blog11/06/2019

As the government continues to pile up trillion dollar deficits, when interest rates return to a historical norm, interest payments on the national debt may exceed payments to Social Security recipients.

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The IMF Wants the World to Embrace Sweden's Ineffective Carbon Tax

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog11/06/2019

Despite the IMF’s claims to the contrary, the case of Sweden actually shows that a political “solution” to climate change is ineffective.

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The American Middle Class Isn't Disappearing — But it's Not All Good News

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog11/05/2019

Middle-income households and workers haven't been disappearing. They've been moving into higher income levels, while the lowest-income groups have been getting smaller. But another recession could erase many of the gains made over 20 years.

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The Austrian Entrepreneur Versus the Romanticized Entrepreneur

Blog11/05/2019

Many entrepreneurs go into the marketplace with romantic and abstract notions of how markets work. But there's nothing romantic or abstract about the losses incurred by failed entrepreneurs. 

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The Fight Against "Home Sharing" Drives up the Price of Short-Term Housing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/04/2019

A lobbying group in Canada is demanding home-sharing services like Airbnb face stiffer government regulation. Activists claims its all for "the community." But huge corporate hotel firms are the only ones likely to really benefit.

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The Economics and Politics of Zoning

Blog11/04/2019

The whole point of zoning is to limit freedom in the development of new housing options. As a result, housing is more expensive, and the consumers are more poorly served.

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