Mises Wire

Will a Credit Crisis Threaten Boris's 2020 Brexit Plans?

Decentralization and SecessionFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog01/11/2020

Last month's election gave Boris Johnson a strong majority in Parliament, but two economic wildcards could trip his new government up.

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Where's the Inflation? It's in Stocks, Real Estate, and Higher Ed

Blog12/16/2019

Price inflation is probably down in energy, food, and apparel. But asset price inflation in stocks and real estate is significant.  This means high rents and high home prices for ordinary people. 

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When the Communists Abolished the Weekend

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog12/09/2019

By abolishing the weekend, the Soviets were in one move able to strike a blow against both families and religious institutions. All that was left was the state — and state-mandated labor.

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We're Told Americans Have No Free Time, Yet We're Watching More than Four Hours of TV Per Day

12/06/2019Power & Market

If this data is correct, then the anecdotal evidence just doesn't add up, and it's simply not the case that people don't have time to do anything other than work, eat some fast food, and then do it all over again.

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We Don't Need Sunday "Blue Laws"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog12/05/2019

Advocates for "blue laws" want to impose more laws on shopkeepers. These moral crusaders should instead start by setting a good example, and stop watching football games, ordering pizzas, or filling up on gas on Sunday.

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WeWork's IPO Disaster and the Problem of Easy Money

The EntrepreneurFinancial Markets

Blog11/18/2019

When operating in an easy money regime, finding investments capable of providing reasonable returns becomes difficult to near impossible. Low risk vehicles are bid down to near-zero returns, pushing investors into ever riskier vehicles to generate enough return to cover objectives.

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Why Income Is an Important Concept in Economics

10/25/2019Power & Market

Income can be defined as how much one can consume without depleting capital. And it is a very important economic concept. Don't let economists tell you otherwise.

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What We Can Learn from Indian Tribes on Immigration

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog10/15/2019

If we grant that Indian tribes ought to be able to restrict membership (i.e., naturalization) for their own groups, on what principle can this be denied to other groups?

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