Mises Wire

Coronavirus: The EU Is No Longer a Border-Free Zone for Member Countries

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/17/2020

As the member states of the EU begin to shut their internal borders to their neighbors, we're reminded that state-to-state open borders in a place like the US do come with a downside.

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Could the Coronavirus Be Fatal for the EU?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

Blog03/16/2020

As the nation-states take the brunt of their economic collapses on the chin, they will begin to realise that the EU superstate is little more than an obstructive and costly irrelevance.

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Central Banking since the 2008 Financial Crisis

The Fed

Blog02/25/2020

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the Federal Reserve and other central banks around the world adopted new “tools” to influence economic activity in addition to its standard open market operations.

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California's Anti-Self-Employment Law Is Already Crushing Freelancers

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog01/18/2020

State lawmakers possess an infinite source of good intentions. Wielding the power of this limitless benevolence and munificence, politicians are regulating the lives of citizens while eviscerating their existence in the process.

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China's Mercantilism Is a Recipe for Stagnation

Blog12/04/2019

China is not on track to catch up with the wealthy West. The Chinese state's commitment to highly interventionist mercantilist policies is leading to debt, malinvestment, and stagnation.

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Central Bankers Have Declared War on Your Savings

Blog11/30/2019

Negative rates, higher taxes, and inflation – the statists are employing every measure to gain access to the fruits of your labor.

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California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate, New Census Data Shows

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog10/29/2019

The high cost of living in California — fueled by government regulations and taxes on the middle class — means the state now has some of the worst poverty and homelessness of any state.

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Central Bank "Stimulus" is Really a Huge Redistribution Scheme

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog09/28/2019

Central banks pretend all these benefits come at no cost to anyone. Unfortunately, we all ultimately pay the price. 

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