Mises Wire

Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Lies: A Government Tradition

Legal System

Blog10/09/2019

Governments routinely bribe suspects into accusing others in exchange for reduced sentences. Thus, suspects are willing to say pretty much anything prosecutors want them to. Governments are fine with this.

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Rothbardian Welfare Economics

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/24/2019

Rothbard’s work on welfare economics probably ranks among his least-known achievements, but it is truly a tour de force and another tribute to his great originality and talent as an economist.

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Restitution-Based Criminal Justice in Japan

Legal System

Blog09/20/2019

What makes restitution work well in Japan is that private individuals and groups are much more responsible for controlling crime.

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Rent Control: A History of Failure

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/19/2019

Rent controls are a recipe for less housing, and unaffordable rents. At least for most people.

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Rothbard Lectures on American History: Lost and Found

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/17/2019

While searching through my apartment after a tragic fire, under soot and ash, I found these “lost” Rothbard lectures, recorded at NYU in 1979 and 1980.

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Rothbard and War

War and Foreign Policy

Those who believe in the free and unhampered market economy should be especially skeptical of war and military action. War, after all, is the ultimate government program.

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Robby Soave: Breaking the Real Story on the Covington Students

Media and Culture

08/26/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Robby Soave discuss the corporate media.
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Real Savings Are the Key for Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/22/2019

Loose monetary policy can appear to work so long as real wealth is expanding. But money expansion weakens wealth creation over time, eventually leading to slower growth, lost wealth, and economic busts.

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