Mises Wire

Why Bother Studying Economic Theory?

Blog04/16/2019

Liberty can be lost and so can the benefits of capital accumulation. The well developed capital structure is not a given. It can be eroded by central banks and by government policies and regulations.

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Even Socialists Know that Economic Planning Requires Market Prices

SocialismCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/03/2019

Hard-left "democratic socialists" think they figured out how to make government planning possible: use prices. But there's a problem in their argument: prices are impossible without markets.

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The Apocalypse Has Been Postponed

Blog04/01/2019

The radical nature of anti-climate-change measures require promises of a near-total apocalypse in the near future. But the date for the promised disaster keeps getting pushed back.

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Capitalist Investment: The Greatest Type of Charity

Blog03/15/2019

When a capitalist invests in a business — thus increasing worker productivity and earnings — he's performing a humanitarian service to the community.

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The "National Emergency" Scam

Blog03/09/2019

Obama's "I’ve got a pen and a phone" has perhaps found its equal in Trump's declaration of national security designed to make it even easier for him to spend taxpayer money.

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Billionaires Already Gave Their "Fair Share"

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/13/2019

Usually, in the marketplace, the billionaire gets his billions when he provides a service that enormous numbers of people are willing to voluntarily pay money for.

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No, Paul Krugman, This Shutdown is Not a "Big Libertarian Experiment"

Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2019

Paul Krugman seems to think those who like freedom and free markets are somehow responsible for the current mess brought on by crippling government debt and an enormous federal budget.

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The Best Answer to Trump’s Tariffs: Free Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog06/14/2018

Neither the United States nor the European Union are so free of protectionist “sin” to cast retaliatory tariff stones at the other. 

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