Mises Wire

Spooner Explains Why Vices Are Not Crimes

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/26/2018

Spooner would have defined today's drug war advocates as those who “usurp absolute control over the minds and bodies of their fellow men.”

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Salvation through Squandering?

Taxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog04/24/2018

We are told that if further signs of recession develop the government must spend more to keep the boom whipped up. This is false.

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Solving Colombia’s Drug Violence Dilemma: Legalize Drugs and Guns

Blog04/13/2018

The Colombian government should allow more options for self-defense for citizens, while stripping the cartels and guerrillas of artificially high drug profits.

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Starbucks and Dick's Can be Anti-Gun If Customers Let Them

Bureaucracy and RegulationInterventionism

Blog04/05/2018

With a real free market, how a business conducts itself is not the concern of government, but the concern of consumers.

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Secession Is Going Mainstream

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/29/2018

Even The Washington Post admits that secession movements are a key component in promoting peace and ending conflicts. 

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Socialism: The Calculation Problem Is Not the Knowledge Problem

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog03/16/2018

This market process is what allows a capitalist system to efficiently allocate resources, whereas a socialist system cannot—not even “in principle.”

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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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Stop Blaming Mexican Violence on American Guns

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog02/23/2018
It's a myth that most illegal guns in Mexico are from the United States. It's also hard to see how Mexican gun control has helped ordinary Mexicans.
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