Mises Wire

Good Economic Theory Is Always Grounded in the Real World

Money and Banks

Blog07/31/2021

The real world should always be regarded as the best foundation for an economic theory. Yet many mainstream economists think it's fine to ground economic theory in unrealistic assumptions about human behavior. 

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Getting to Galt's Gulch: Everyday Secession

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog07/22/2021

For the libertarian, the way forward is not joining in left-right political boxing matches, but secession. The success of libertarianism is independence from the state’s influence.

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Government Debt Is Starting to Look Almost as Sketchy as Payday Loans

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/10/2021

As government seek ever larger amounts of debt to finance more spending, they're embracing huge debt levels in the way a broke consumer might embrace payday loans. In the end, we're left with nothing but a flimsy promise to pay. 

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Give Books to Mises U Graduates and Get a Mises Bumper Sticker!

Blog07/08/2021

With your support, Mises U alumni can continue their Austrian education over the summer. They can return to school ready to resist the socialist agenda and spread real liberalism.

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Governments Are Failing at Their Most Basic Duties—While Promising Free Stuff

U.S. History

Blog06/17/2021

Political candidates are offering endless government spending and "free stuff" for everyone. But at the same time, governments appear incapable of performing even basic duties like ending street riots. 

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Guatemala: The Human Rights Nightmare That Is the US Drug War

World History

Blog06/08/2021

Biden's plan to give more money to Central American regimes will do nothing to compensate farmers, businessmen, and others still victimized by the US war on drugs.

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Government Property Is Sacred. Your Property? Not So Much.

U.S. History

Blog04/09/2021

The government tantrum over the Capitol riot has shown that the regime sees its own property as sacrosanct. Your private property, on the other hand, is completely expendable and of no importance whatsoever. 

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GDP Hides the Damage from the Covid-19 Lockdowns

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog03/29/2021

Government money printing may goose GDP, but It will do nothing to fix the losses that millions have suffered from covid restrictions and lockdowns. 

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