Mises Wire

It's Time for the US To Stop Courting Conflict with Russia

Blog11/23/2021

Biden's team is dominated by liberal internationalists, and just as their aggressive approach to China is the wrong one to take in the Indo-Pacific, it has long been counterproductive in eastern and southern Europe.

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Is the Constitution Broken beyond Repair?

U.S. History

Blog11/17/2021

"No one, including Andrew Jackson, had ever explicitly argued before [Lincoln] that the Constitution authorized or obligated full-scale invasion and coercive measures."

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Is Price Stability Really a Good Thing?

Money and Banks

Blog11/17/2021

Contrary to popular thinking, there is no such thing as a price level that should be stabilized by the central bank in order to promote economic prosperity.

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Is College Worthwhile? A Two-Time Dropout’s Take

Education

Blog11/10/2021

Pursuing one’s dreams without a degree requires more self-discipline than serving four years on campus. One of Nietzsche’s best lines offers a warning: “He who cannot obey himself will be commanded.”

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In a Free Economy, Prices Would Be Going down, Not Up

Money and Banks

Blog11/06/2021

In an age of growing productivity and technological advancement, goods would be getting cheaper every year. This is a reason why price inflation rises more slowly than money supply inflation.

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Industrial Policy—a.k.a. Central Planning—Won't Make America Great

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/05/2021

China's industrial policy has been marked by many failures and few successes. Rather, China's real growth has been fueled by the regime's limited turn to markets. 

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Is Solidarity a Good Thing?

Socialism

Blog10/22/2021

Further, if solidarity is a value, why can’t the common enterprise be that people in a society share a commitment to the free market? Or is solidarity only good when people jointly do things socialists like?

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It's Wrong to Draft Women. It's Also Wrong to Draft Men.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/06/2021

If fairness is a concern, there’s an easy way to achieve fairness on this issue: abolish the Selective Service for everybody. It’s as easy as that. It wouldn’t even cost a dime of taxpayer money. 

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