Mises Wire

Like Most Government Central-Planning Schemes, Zoning Laws Raise the Cost of Living

U.S. History

Blog09/12/2019

Rising property values are nice for those who own property, but they raise the barriers to home ownership and business startups for everybody else.

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Literature, Culture, and Economics

BiographiesEducationMedia and Culture

07/30/2019The Austrian
Teaching literature has changed now that the humanities have become a species of what is known as grievance studies, concerned with whether a given author is sexist or racist or classist. This is a cultural shift in education, and not for the better.
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Learning the Right Lessons from D-Day

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/06/2019

Both the battle and the war were unnecessary, but were the products of Great Power hubris and incompetence during and after World War I.

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Labor and Capitalist Exploitation: Böhm-Bawerk and the Close of Marx’s System

Political Theory

Marx was wrong about the basics of value and exchange — and thus was wrong about the relationship between owners and laborers.

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Law Enforcement Is Not the Same Thing as Security

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

Blog01/27/2018
As government grows, more people are identifying certain law enforcement obligations as, to them, morally questionable, if not outright immoral.
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Let's Teach Communism

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/15/2018
Frank Chodorov was doubtful that communist economics could stand up to any sort of serious analysis.
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Lysander Spooner: Freedom Trumps the Rule of Law

Blog10/04/2017
Most people would have considered Charles Sumner to be sufficiently anti-slavery. But Lysander Spooner was not "most people."
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Litigation and Regulation

Blog05/19/2017
True regulatory reform requires the recognition, extension, and proper adjudication of property rights.
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