Mises Wire

British Columbia’s Supreme Court Gets an F in Healthcare Economics


Canadian hospitals operate under fixed budgets dictated by the government. When this tax revenue is depleted before the end of the year, as often happens, new patients are put on a waiting list. This problem isn't getting any better.
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Beer: A Short and Bitter History of Regulation

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History


Some think that beer's history of regulation begins with hops, but beer has been hemmed in by government red tape for much longer.

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Bretton Woods and the Spoliation of Europe

World HistoryGold Standard

Gold was only included in the plans for the Bretton Woods system because of the veneer of solidity it gave.

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Biden's Rescue Act Targets Americans' Freedoms



Anything that encourages people to view politicians as saviors imperils freedom. Government controls follow a short step behind subsidies.

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Biden's Economic Team Predicts Long-Term Slow Growth

U.S. Economy


Stagnation is real, but it isn’t “secular”—that is, sluggish growth doesn’t have to happen. The coming stagnation isn’t foreordained; it is simply the inevitable outcome of a progressive agenda that disdains free enterprise. 

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Beyond the Fed: "Shadow Banking" and the Global Market for Dollars

Money and Banking


Although it conjures up scary imagery, shadow banking is simply a term for banking operations that occur through financial intermediaries that are not traditional commercial banks.

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Biden Wants To Seize Control of Local Land-Use Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionU.S. History


Empowering state legislatures—or worse, the federal government—to abolish local regulations would be a grave mistake. 

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Bitcoin's El Salvador Option

BitcoinMonetary Theory

If Bukele really wants monetary freedom for El Salvador, he should not have presented them with what, effectively, is a government handout for bitcoin hodlers and the companies behind the Strike app and other potential intermediaries.

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