Mises Wire

Can Boris Turn a Hard Brexit Into a Tax Cut?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/06/2019

The establishment media are still wrong-footed on Brexit. Johnson's hardball approach could be a big win for the UK.

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Capitalism Isn't the Reason We're Unhappy

PovertyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/26/2019

The theory goes like this: capitalism combines with consumerism and advertising to make us sad, lonely, and forever chasing after material goods. So we consume endlessly and the Machiavellian capitalists reap the rewards. It's not a great theory.

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Capitalism Didn't Invent "Keeping Up with the Joneses"

Blog07/25/2019

Competition for wealth and social status was hardly created by the capitalist system. People have always competed for these things. Thanks to capitalism, though, this competition is now less violent, and true poverty is easier to avoid.

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Consumers Will Decide If Women's Sports Teams Get "Equal Pay"

Labor and Wages

Blog07/11/2019

If the fans want the women to be paid more than the men, the consumers will have to spend more on watching them.

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CNN Admits There Are Serious Problems with Central Banks' Low-Interest-Rate Policy

Money and Banks

Blog06/27/2019

There is reason to believe low-interest rate policy has lowered productivity, lessened economic growth, and favored large firms at the expense of small firms and innovation. Greater inequality and stagnating wealth has resulted.

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Capital and Interest in the Austrian Tradition, Part 3 of 3

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

05/07/2019Audio/Video
Bob reviews the contributions of Böhm-Bawerk, Fetter, and Mises, and explains interest from an Austrian approach.
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Countries with "Free Tuition" Often Have Fewer College Graduates

Education

Blog04/26/2019

A higher education system with "free tuition" will need to control costs through larger class sizes, and lower-quality services.

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Capital and Interest in the Austrian Tradition, Part 2 of 3

Austrian Economics OverviewCapital and Interest Theory

04/19/2019Audio/Video
Bob continues his three-part series devoted to capital and interest theory in the tradition of the Austrian school.
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