Mises Wire

From Lockdowns to "The Great Reset"

Big GovernmentProgressivismSocialism

Blog08/01/2020

The global "elites" of the World Economic Forum seek a "Great Reset" that will usher in a new and far more powerful technocracy defined by central planning and the end of freedom as we know it.

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From a Confederation to a National Government: Rothbard on the Early Republic

Citing Luther Martin, Rothbard writes, "the American Constitution was a grave betrayal of the idea of natural rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence."

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Foreign Aid Is Protectionism

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

Blog07/23/2020

The economic nationalist faces a dilemma. Foreign aid handouts and economic protectionism are not only wholly compatible in theory, but the effects of foreign aid perfectly complement economic nationalists’ goals.

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Free the Liquor Stores!

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomSocialism

Blog06/06/2020

Free the liquor stores to sell what products they want, what days of the week they want, what hours they want, and to whom they want.

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Freedom and COVID-19

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/05/2020

Freedom is not the ability to do what you want. This definition leads to all kinds of mischief, as freedom is really the absence of the threat of force.

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Five Ways to Improve Social Media (and the Internet)

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog06/02/2020

Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.

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Facing Economic Disaster, France Turns against Globalism

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog05/05/2020

France faces a future of spiraling debt and declining economic growth. So Emmanuel Macron has now embraced economic nationalism as a way out. It's not likely to work.

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Freedom in Prices Ends Shortages. Even with Toilet Paper.

Blog04/25/2020

Whether we're talking about gasoline or toilet paper, the details of how the good is produced are irrelevant to the fact that price controls cause shortages. Only price freedom ends them.

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