Mises Wire

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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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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Flattening the Curve or Flattening Bellies? Africa's COVID-19 Dilemma

InflationGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/14/2020

Africa is in no position to bring a halt to economic activity. Urban poverty and huge debts present an apparent choice between rampant disease and mass impoverishment.

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Four Reasons Inequality Isn’t What You Think It Is

The EntrepreneurPovertySocialism

Markets are not the enemy of equality. Regulated markets are. The income inequality that naturally occurs in the free market as a result of human uniqueness is needlessly amplified by restrictive government policies to the detriment of all.

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Failing to Emigrate Does Not Mean You Give Consent to the State

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/20/2019

State agents are wrong when they claim, "If you stay here, you must follow our rules. If you do follow our rules, you have tacitly consented to obey us."

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Fascism Has Always Been An Enemy of Private Property

Blog06/01/2019

Italian fascism and German national socialism were committed to abolishing private property in practice, if not in name.

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France's Protests: Why It's Different This Time

Blog01/24/2019

The core problems protested by the "Yellow Vests" are largely of an economic nature, while they also targeted the political class that is widely seen as being out of touch with reality.

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