Mises Wire

How We Might Respond to a Pandemic Were Society Not So Dominated by the State

HealthStrategy

Blog05/26/2020

The state currently enjoys a vastly unbalanced share of the power within a society, such an arrangement is not in any way preordained, and the assumption that it must be betrays a narrowness of vision and a lack of historical knowledge.

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The Shutdown May Soon Collapse in Pennsylvania Thanks to Local Resistance

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog05/20/2020

With such chaos, confusion, and incompetence playing out, it is little wonder that more and more Pennsylvanians are refusing to obey lockdown decrees.

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This Crisis Will Not Bring Americans Together and Maybe That Is a Good Thing

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/30/2020

Thanks to the growth of the state over time, political stakes have become much higher, and groups fear that they will be crushed by the other side if they lose. Crisis-induced cohesion is not a silver bullet, but rather a ticking time bomb.

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Anthony Fauci, the "Learned Ignoramus"

EducationMedia and Culture

Blog04/17/2020

Experts such as Anthony Fauci are experts only in the narrow field of their expertise. They have almost no knowledge or expertise in other fields, including—apparently—the basics of how human societies function.

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Anti-Market Conservatives Want to Fix Social Ills, But Their Cure Will Only Make Things Worse

World History

Blog12/03/2019

Far from being the saviors of society, the new breed of anti-market conservatives are merely the newest iteration of the long line of anti-social apologists for state domination.

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C.S. Lewis Describes How To Combat Fake News

Blog10/31/2019

There's nothing necessarily wrong with social shunning and ostracization used against those who seek to destroy others through lies and media manipulation.  

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Bernie Sanders is a Bad Economist: Housing Market Edition

Blog10/16/2019

Bernie Sanders's proposed "House Fixing tax" would not only hurt flippers and their homebuying customers but also some landlords and tenants as well.

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In the Battle of Ideas, the Mises Institute Leads the Way

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/25/2019

Mises did not just proclaim to the masses that civilization was in danger. Rather, Mises dedicated his entire life to educating his fellow man about sound economics and its importance to freedom and liberalism.

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