Mises Wire

Decades of Transit Trouble on New York's Subways

Blog03/23/2019

Although the subway was never totally private, the history of government's expanded role in running the system has been a history of higher fares and worse service. 

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Double Standards Are Rampant in Canada's Drug War

Blog03/22/2019

On both the left and the right in Canada, politicians are using the Drug War — and all the lives it needlessly ruins — to play political games that help only the politicians. 

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Deflation Fears Drive Developing Countries to Even Lower Interest Rates

Blog03/18/2019

While the US's central bank strikes a "cautiously optimistic" stance (as usual), central banks in developing countries are driven to easy money by economic uncertainty and a weakening dollar.

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Decentralize the French State

World History

Blog03/16/2019

It doesn't look like French populism is going away, and this may be an opportunity to finally chip away at the country's paralyzing bureaucracy.

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Don’t Be Duped by the Latest "Universal Basic Income" Scheme

Blog03/07/2019

Keynes once suggested that "the Government should have people dig up holes and then fill them up.” The UBI is the same thing, but we just skip the digging.

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Don't Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog02/12/2019

People are not economic automatons who necessarily arrange their families in ways that advertisers and employers want them to.

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Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal

Political Theory

Blog01/29/2019

The socialists recognized the many material benefits offered by capitalism. Their mistake was thinking that total equality could be achieved as well.

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Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/18/2019

Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.

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