Mises Wire

What Will It Take to Get the Public to Embrace Sound Money?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/16/2020

If the small sample size of monetary history is any guide, the combination of asset market crashes and high goods inflation empowers sound money forces in the political arena. At the moment, neither of those factors are in play.

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War Has Become Another Frivolous Partisan Issue

01/06/2020Power & Market

The NPC-like script in responding to the attacks has been so on the nose that Vice President Mike Pence even tried to tie Soleimani to September 11 in a move that must have made Trump's attorney and frequent gaffe machine, Rudy Giuliani, proud.

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Why the US Wants to Lower Germans' Real Wages

Blog01/03/2020

The US government has placed sanctions on those who are building a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe.

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What Is Capital?

Capital and Interest Theory

In order to expand production and increase productivity — and thus increase the standard of living — it is necessary to use capital. And so it makes sense to pay interest on capital lent, so as to encourage the maintenance and production of capital for the future.

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Why So Many Scholars Are Wrong About Consumer Psychology

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

Blog12/19/2019

The idea that people are driven by fear of losses more than they are by the potential for gain has attained a sort of dogmatic adherence among behavioral economists. But there's a problem: the theory isn't true.

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When Nassim Taleb Channels Ludwig von Mises

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog11/28/2019

Jeff Deist pithily describes Taleb’s prose as “Rothbard meets Hayek.” But Taleb shares some ideas in common with Ludwig von Mises as well.

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Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Very Useful

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/22/2019

Behavioral economists are masters of comparing apples to oranges and dressing up incorrect statements in fancy language and mathematics.

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Why Austrian School Economists Have a Better Understanding of Goods and Services

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

Blog10/24/2019

What makes a good a good is not the physical thing itself, but the value we find in it because it is serviceable toward some valued end.

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