Mises Wire

Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

Blog01/17/2019

If the media cared much about the plight of small business owners, we'd see many more stories about how government regulations, taxes, and mandates make life more difficult for both owners and their employees.

Read More

Increasing Demand Won't Make the Economy Grow

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/11/2019

There is no such a thing as insufficient demand as such. An individual’s demand is constrained by his or her ability to produce goods.

Read More

In Defense of the Gilded Age

U.S. History

Blog01/10/2019

The Gilded Age's enormous gains in incomes and standards of living showed what individuals were capable of creating when the government was shackled.

Read More

In Praise of Christmas Tree Salesmen

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog12/24/2018

It's thanks to markets and entrepreneurs that turkeys, toys, and Christmas trees can be mass produced and delivered to a great many ordinary people at a reasonable price.

Read More

Ignoring the Bureaucracy Isn't the Same as Dismantling It

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/15/2018

The Trump administration has done little to undercut the federal government's huge bureaucracy.

Read More

Italy: A Brewing Storm Within the EU

Global Economy

Blog12/12/2018

The political and economic powder keg that is Italy is a greater threat to the EU than Brexit ever was.

Read More

Immigration: Give the Private Sector a Bigger Role in Deciding Who Comes Here

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog11/27/2018

An immigration system based on sponsorship, bonding, and a reduction in the use of public resources would allow the private sector to play a bigger role in which immigrants come here, and which ones stay.

Read More

It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2018

If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.

Read More
Shield icon wire