Mises Wire

Ending the Lockdowns Isn't about Saving Money. It's about Saving Lives.

Economic FreedomInterventionism

Blog04/25/2020

"Saving lives versus saving money" comparisons confuse ends with means. The end of saving the economy is not to have more money. The end is to have resources necessary to preserve the lives and health of countless human beings.

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Entrepreneurship Is the Foundation of a Productive Society

The EntrepreneurMedia and Culture

Blog04/09/2020

To spread the benefits of goods and services, we must first spread the mindset needed to take on the task of producing goods and services. That is, the mindset of entrepreneurship.

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Education and the Coronavirus: Trying to Look on the Bright Side

Education

Blog04/08/2020

Entrepreneurs can offer new ways of serving established markets, but large institutions will keep with what has worked in the past so long as it just continues to work in the present. Radical change happens only in an emergency. For the British university that time has now arrived.

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Equality and Levelling Down

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/03/2020

Egalitarians think that equality has intrinsic value: they advocate it for its own sake, not just to forestall bad consequences. But why is a situation in which some in it have been made better off, and none worse off, worse than one of equality?

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Eminent Domain: Are Holdouts Really a Problem?

Blog03/27/2020

David Gordon is not convinced by the usual arguments claiming property owners ought to be forced to sell their property for an arbitrarily determined "market price."

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Entrepreneurs Flourish Most Where There Is a Culture and History of Entrepreneurship

The EntrepreneurFree Markets

Blog03/10/2020

Governments that hamper entrepreneurship certainly damage it in the near term. But these measures destroy the conditions necessary for innovation and entrepreneurship in the future as well.

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Economist: Your Freedom Is Dangerous Because You Might Set a Bad Example

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/10/2020

Why should we think that government officials are better at acting “rationally” than those they regulate? Even if we were to concede that smoking deserves to be restricted, why should we think the government can do it in a reasonable way?

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Elizabeth Warren Shouldn't Be So Proud that Her Big Plans Are Already "Paid For"

HealthSocialism

Blog12/21/2019

Politicians are very proud when they can say a proposed program is "paid for." But this only means they've identified their intended victims ahead of time. Naming who will be plundered does not justify plunder.

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