Mises Wire

Canada Has Abolished Civil Liberties in the Name of "Safety"

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Blog03/28/2020

The various levels of government in Canada have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Their ill-advised solutions are to inflict economic hardship and withdraw civil liberties. The longer these authoritarian policies persist, the greater the risk to the social fabric.

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Politicians Have Used This Crisis to Remind Us They're Mostly Wannabe Dictators

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2020

From small villages to Capitol Hill, politicians are using every opportunity to void the Bill of Rights and abolish all limits on their power.

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The European Central Bank Is Being Stretched to Its Breaking Point in Italy

Blog03/23/2020

At this point, monetary policy can't save Italy. Promises from Europe's central bank have allowed Italian policymakers to avoid coming to terms with Italy's bankrupt reality. Until now.

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We're Learning Why Governments Can't Be Trusted with Health Crises

Health

Blog03/23/2020

The latest health crisis has made it clear that governments put their own interests before those of the public while hiding crucial information and imposing counterproductive regulations.

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Keynes: The Young Imperialist, 1906–13

Monetary PolicyWorld History

Blog03/21/2020

Between 1909 and 1913, Keynes was the most important defender of British monetary imperialism in India. His faithful defense of the British Empire in those early years allowed him to become the century’s most influential economist after the war.

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The Oakland Raiders Spike the Ball on Nevada Taxpayers

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog03/07/2020

The departed Al Davis, who owned the Oakland Raiders, was famous for saying, “Just win, baby.” But now the team's philosophy is this: “Just raid the taxpayers, baby.”

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"Heritage" Designation of Old Buildings Is Both Wasteful and Arbitrary

Free MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog03/05/2020

After an old red barn was given "heritage protection" by the city council, the owner demolished it anyway. Many townspeople cheered the defiance of the council's blatant violation of property rights.

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Pete Buttigieg's Sovietesque Plan for Rural Revitalization

ImmigrationPovertySocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog02/25/2020

Buttigieg's plan to repopulate depressed rural areas with immigrants reminds one of old Soviet schemes to ship people to Siberia to stimulate the economy there.

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