Mises Wire

Will Americans Die Young Enough to Save Pension Plans?

Blog11/03/2017
The good news for pension funds is that Americans are retiring later and dying sooner.
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What a Gold-Backed Yuan and Cryptocurrencies May Mean for the Dollar

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
China has wanted to unshackle itself from the dollar for a long time and now they’re giving yuan-denominated gold contracts a third try.
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Without Government, Who Will Force Drivers off the Roads?

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/03/2017
Because the municipal government can't solve the traffic congestion problem, residents may be forced to walk, cycle, or use public transit more often.
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We Don't Need to Create Jobs — We Need to Create Value

Labor and WagesPovertyValue and Exchange

Blog05/29/2017
Wages spring directly from, and are proportional to, the degree in which a job creates wealth by helping to satisfy an unmet need.
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We Shouldn't Have to Ask the State's Permission to Work

The EntrepreneurPolitical Theory

Blog03/13/2017
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magic bullet that would simultaneously raise wages and employment while also lowering prices for consumers?
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Why Government Employees in Iowa Are Paid So Much

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2017
It is fairly well known that government employees often make more than private-sector workers with similar skills. Things are especially bad in Iowa.
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