Mises Wire

When It Comes to Masks, There Is No "Settled Science"

Big GovernmentHealthSocialism

Blog07/28/2020

A survey of the research shows that the science of mask wearing is hardly "settled." And this up-in-the-air nature of it all is a reminder of how immoral it is to impose mandates on people, backed with state violence.

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Why Marxist Organizations Like BLM Seek to Dismantle the "Western Nuclear Family"

Media and CultureSocialismWorld History

Blog07/27/2020

The Black Lives Matter organization explicitly states it seeks to "disrupt" the "nuclear family structure." In this, BLM is no different from countless other Marx-inspired organizations which seek to destroy the family as part of the "patriarchy."

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Walter Berns and the Cult of "Patriotic" Sacrifice

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/17/2020

Berns thinks America has a fundamental problem: he believes not enough people in America are willing to sacrifice their lives to the state.

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Well-Intentioned Policies That Make Life More Expensive

Economic FreedomInterventionism

Blog07/15/2020

From rent to jobs, to marriage, government regulations are incessantly raising the cost of doing business. 

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Why Bolivia Needs to Decentralize

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog07/14/2020

Decentralization is perhaps the way for Bolivia to avoid the preventable evils of repeated coups and ethnic strife that have ensnared it since day one.

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What the Supreme Court Got Right in Its Indian Tribe Ruling

Decentralization and SecessionLegal System

Blog07/11/2020

The Supreme Court this week limited a state government's control over what is supposed to be a sovereign Indian tribe. The next step lies in limiting federal control over the tribe also. 

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Why Savings Are So Critical to Improving the Standard of Living

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog07/10/2020

In order to produce capital goods, and hence more consumer goods, we must first forego current consumption. That is, we must save now to have more later.

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Why the EU Keeps Fighting Brexit

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/09/2020

EU membership is a sort of bait-and-switch for states that were sold on membership as an opportunity to join a free trade bloc and a chance to participate in a more cooperative Europe.

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