Mises Wire

Government Prosecutors Are Out of Control

Legal System

Blog08/21/2019

While repealing laws and police reforms are important in alleviating mass incarceration, the problem is likely to continue as long as prosecutors are permitted to operate with so few constraints.

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Government "Stimulus": The Real Trickledown Economics

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/14/2018
"Stimulus" requires first sucking money out of the private sector, and then letting it trickle back into the economy vis-à-vis new government spending.
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George Fitzhugh, the Honest Socialist

SocialismU.S. History

Blog11/04/2017
Fitzhugh accepted the paternalist argument that US slavery had bettered the position of the slave — and then applied this idea to all races.
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Government Enforcers and Group Psychology

Blog10/24/2017
Sometimes, group psychology among government agents can set the stage for abuse.
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GDP Is a Tool of Politics, Not Economics

U.S. Economy

10/18/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The author sees GDP as superior to all currently available alternatives of measuring growth. But, that is not a reason for continuing to use it.
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Governments Turn to the UN to Avoid Paying Their Debts

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

09/29/2015Mises Wire
The United Nations recently passed a resolution in which those who lend money to governments are denounced as "vultures" while the governments themselves are portrayed as hapless victims. This isn't exactly a complete and accurate picture of the situation.
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