Mises Wire

So Much Hot Air: The (Fake) China Threat Strikes Again!

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy


Contrary to our elite media and political classes, the Chinese weather balloon was no threat to our well-being. However, the government's response to it made this a more dangerous world.

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Subsidizing Higher Education Is Not Creating Widespread External Benefits

Cronyism and CorporatismEducation


Contrary to the claim that taxpayer subsidies for higher education provide great social benefits, these subsidies actually are a wealth transfer from the less-well-off to wealthy people.

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Social Security Taxes Aren't "Your" Money

U.S. Economy


The government can't return the SS money it stole in the past. It's impossible. That money's gone. Taxing today's workers to "pay back" pensioners is just creating a new group of tax victims. 

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Southwest's Meltdown Reminds Us We Must End Airlines' Corporate Welfare


Federal protectionism and bailouts makes it easier for US airlines to survive terrible service, such as mass cancellations or when Southwest imposed a private mask mandate and threw families off flights.

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Since Covid Lockdowns, New York Lost More of Its Population than Any Other State

U.S. History


The migration data from 2020 to 2022 backs up the idea that a great many people are moving from restrictionist covid states to states where the public health technocrats have less power.

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Secession: Why the Regime Tolerates Self-Determination for Foreigners but Not for Americans

U.S. History


Self-determination means the ability to make laws for one's own community free from intervention by Washington, DC. Most of the world can do this. Why can't Americans?

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Student Debt: It Is and Has Been a Personal Choice



Progressives demanding that the government forgive student debt forget that student loans were made voluntarily by students that promised to pay back what they owe.

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Spending More Government Money on Healthcare Does Not Improve Health Outcomes

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism


Progressives seem to believe that we improve healthcare outcomes by spending more. This is a recipe for failure.

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