Mises Wire

Oil Export Bans Make for Crude Politics

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy


In the wake of the Arab Oil Embargo of 50 years ago, Congress banned U.S. export sales of crude oil. The results were different than what government "experts" imagined.

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Our Fall Campaign Starts Today!


The mission of the Mises Institute is simple. We want to spread ideas that are vital for a free and prosperous civilization. Will you stand behind us?

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Outside the Universe?

Book ReviewsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


David Gordon take a critical look at Markus Gabriel's Moral Progress in Dark Times, and although he finds parts that are disturbing, he also discovers important areas of agreement.

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Opposing Critical Race Theory Doesn't Make You a "White Supremacist"

DemocracyMedia and CulturePoliticsProgressivism


Much of critical race theory and “antiracism” is aimed at pulling people apart, not bringing them together. To oppose such theories and practices is not racist in itself.

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Overcoming Government Intervention in the Economy

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe FedU.S. EconomyInterventionism


As government regularly intervenes in economic and financial markets, both continue to deteriorate. We must understand the kind of damage government causes.

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Our Economic Illiteracy

U.S. History


The great economist Armen Alchian once observed, “Fortunately, societies have progressed despite almost universal ignorance of economic principles.” True.

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Odds Are Rising That the Fed Will Trigger the Next Bust

Booms and BustsThe FedMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


As the Fed "fights inflation" by increasing interest rates, its actions will not produce the hoped-for "soft landing," but rather the hard bust.

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Once More unto the Veatch

LibertarianismPoliticsPhilosophy and Methodology


Human rights is a term tossed around casually in our politicized age. Must there be a moral base to such rights, and how do we determine that morality?

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