Mises Wire

Why Freedom of Association Is So Important

Book ReviewsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/10/2020

Tyrants inevitably work to destroy private associations. Such associations are outside of their control and are an alternative pole of allegiance, and therefore must be eliminated.

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Where Did the US Government Get the Power to Assassinate People?

The Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/09/2020

This CIA’s omnipotent power to assassinate people came into existence without even the semblance of a constitutional amendment. It was ostensibly enacted by Congress and later acceded to by the Supreme Court.

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We're Headed toward Stagnation—Unless the Fed Reins In Its Money Printing

Booms and BustsInflationThe Fed

Blog09/08/2020

Eventually, loose monetary policy will damage real savings to the point that the economy can no longer sustain sufficient economic growth. At that point, it will become clear that money printing can't create economic growth.

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Why Entrepreneurs—Unlike Politicians—Seek to Truly Serve the Public

Blog09/04/2020

An entrepreneur earns profit by serving the consumers, the people, as they are and not as they should be according to the fancies of some grumbler or potential dictator.

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Why Economics Cannot Be Understood through Experimentation

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/01/2020

Human beings make choices based on their own personal goals and values. There is no way to recreate these conditions in a laboratory experiment.

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Why the State Seeks to Abolish Both Tradition and History

StrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/01/2020

The best way to think about tradition is to view it like capital accumulation. Knowledge is accumulated through countless centuries of trial and error. The state seeks to destroy historical consciousness and old ways of life to secure power.

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Why We Need Landlords

CapitalismSocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/31/2020

A recurring theme among leftists in a world of scarce housing: Why should landlords be allowed to make a profit? It turns out there are many good reasons.

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Why Americans Are Looking for a Safe Haven from the Dollar

Monetary PolicyStrategyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/27/2020

As confidence in the dollar falls, Americans put more of their money in gold, silver, and cryptocurrencies. State governments can help this process along by deregulating sound money.

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