Mises Wire

Excess Mortality in The US Has Plummeted to Pre-Covid Levels

U.S. History

Blog05/12/2021

By mid March, total excess mortality was back within one percent of 2019 levels. In other words, the number of deaths in the US is collapsing back to where it was before the official start of the pandemic. 

Read More

The Media Wants You to Trust Washington Again Now That Trump Is Gone

Media and Culture

Blog05/12/2021

Perhaps reporter Michelle Kosinski is unaware that the Trump-era secrecy she denounced flourished mightily thanks to the beloved Obama administration. Kosinski’s mindset also helps explain why Americans' trust in the media has collapsed.

Read More

Why Fungibility Is Important in Understanding Money and Crypto

Money and Banks

Blog05/12/2021

One of the most in-demand aspects of physical cash is that it is totally fungible. Every dollar is the same as every dollar. But cryptocurrencies can leave a digital trail which may lead to later problems in fungibility. 

Read More

3 Ways the Tech Oligarchs' New Subsidy Is Ripping You Off

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog05/12/2021

When it comes to the oligarchs' new semiconductor subsidy scheme, the real cost in terms of economic distortions, lost welfare, and harm to competitors, is quite real and beyond the dollar amounts we see in the subsidy itself. 

Read More

Boom to Bust: How Inflation Turns into Deflation

Money and Banking

Blog05/12/2021

Seemingly endless amounts of fiscal and monetary stimulus will keep prices rising in the near term. But if the banking sector and other bubble industries weaken, we will eventually see deflation as new loan activity lessens. 

Read More

Biden's Family Leave Is Yet Another Attack on the Family

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

Blog05/11/2021

Only a bureaucrat would assume that putting a small child in public school is just as effective as keeping the child at home with a parent. Unfortunately for Biden, the research isn’t on his side.

Read More

Babbitt Is Back

PhilosophyPolitical Theory

Blog05/11/2021

The people selling us democracy believe in it the same way George F. Babbitt believes in a new listing from the Babbitt-Thompson Realty Company.

Read More

We Cannot Build an Economy on Lies

U.S. History

Blog05/11/2021

American journalists and academics have invented a fairy tale in which "free market orthodoxy" has dominated political thinking in America for the past forty years. This is not even slightly true, but pundits repeat the lie again and again. 

Read More
Shield icon wire