Mises Wire

You Don’t Know What’s Good for You

Property RightsPolitical Theory

Blog11/04/2022

While personal autonomy is a major topic of conversation, for Rothbard the most important thing is liberty, and liberty and automony are not always the same.

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In Government-Regulated Healthcare, There Is No Competition Like No Competition

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsHealthProgressivism

Blog11/04/2022

Progressives are quick to blame escalating healthcare costs on free markets, yet it's government rules and policies that are responsible.

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How the Soviets "Fixed" Inflation, but Ruined the Economy

World History

Blog11/03/2022

The Soviet regime relentlessly expanded the money supply. To prevent inflation, the regime then created shortages through price controls and economic stagnation. 

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Consumers, Workers, and Monopolies: Free Markets Serve All

Free MarketsSocialismMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/03/2022

Among Mises's contributions was his doctrine of consumer sovereignty in a free market.

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Inflation in Pakistan: Follow the Money

Central BanksGlobal EconomyInflation

Blog11/03/2022

Pakistan, like so many other countries, is seeing inflation close to spiraling out of control. As for finding causes, monetary authorities should look in the mirror.

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Murray Rothbard versus the Progressives

LibertarianismProgressivismStrategy

Blog11/03/2022

When communism fell with the USSR, Murray Rothbard realized that the greater threat to liberty was social democracy. Events of the past few years have proven him correct.

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The Government, Race, and an Upcoming SCOTUS Decision

Law

The US Supreme Court has heard arguments for and against affirmative action in higher education admissions. Government needs to get out of the racial discrimination business altogether.

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Powell Admits the Fed Is Failing on Inflation, and Promises More Rate Hikes

Money and Banks

Blog11/02/2022

Last year, Powell was full of confidence. Now what we have from the Fed and FOMC are increasingly vague statements about "soft landings" and inflation. 

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