Mises Wire

Even WHO Officials Now Admit Lockdowns Are Extreme Policies with Disastrous Results

Blog10/17/2020

The true cost of covid-19 lockdowns has become so apparent that even WHO officials must now admit these policies lead to mass impoverishment and immense cost in terms of human lives and human health.

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Europe Can't Afford a New "Green Deal"

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/10/2020

As H. L. Mencken wrote, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The EU's Green Deal is the latest example.

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Embrace Unilateral Free Trade with the UK — Right Now

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/13/2019

Americans ought to begin thinking of trade between the US and the UK as something comparable to trade between California and Idaho.

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Economic Busts Can Happen in a Free Market. But Central Banks Make Things Much Worse.

Business Cycles

Blog09/14/2019

The length, scale, and scope of such downturns are greatly expanded under a system of fiat credit expansion.

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Economists Have Been "Useful Idiots" for the Green Socialists

The EnvironmentSocialismStrategy

Blog05/31/2019

Environmental activists in US politics are making it quite clear that their goal is nothing short of a socialist economic revolution.

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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Blog05/30/2019

Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."

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ECB Inflationists are Crippling Europe

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog04/01/2019

Pumping yet more credit into the Eurozone is as effective as giving adrenalin to a dead horse. 

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Electoral College: Why We Must Decentralize Democracy

World History

Blog03/29/2019

Democracy works best at a small scale. The electoral college's nod to this reality is much too weak. But it's better than nothing. 

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