Mises Wire

This Is What the Progressives Want To Do to Us

U.S. History

Blog03/05/2021

Think of Minneapolis and Portland and then apply that model nationwide. Then you have an idea where progressive radicals want to take us. 

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Money-Supply Growth Hits a New All-Time High in January

Money Supply

Blog03/05/2021

In January, money supply growth hit a new all-time high, rising slightly above September 2020's previous high, and remaining well above growth levels that one year ago would have been considered unthinkable. 

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Rothbard Roundtable

Blog03/05/2021

We asked some of our writers and scholars to talk about why Rothbard is worth remembering. Here's what they had to say.

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Public Schools Refuse to Open. Give the Taxpayers Their Money Back

Education

Blog03/04/2021

If grocery stores were run like public schools, they'd still be in the midst of an extended covid lockdown. Fortunately, though, we have a (mostly) privatized system, with vouchers for low-income shoppers.  A similar system for schools would be a far saner choice than what we have now. 

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Playing Games with Stocks

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial Markets

Blog03/04/2021

The GameStop saga—can we call it an insurrection?—wants easy heroes and villains. Both are available.

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Economics in One Lesson Is Still the Best Layman's Intro to Economics

Economic Policy

Blog03/04/2021

Hazlitt takes on a humble objective: to deliver an “unblushingly ‘classical,’ ‘traditional,’ and ‘orthodox’” synthesis of economics. This is the most fitting way to approach the layman, who will only retain a few lessons from an introductory book. 

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Fighting Totalitarianism: Rothbard versus Monasticism

Decentralization and SecessionLibertarianismStrategy

Blog03/04/2021

To adopt monasticism before the international fascism we face today would amount not only to seceding but also to ceding everything worth saving to the monsters

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Is Money a Creation of Government?

Money and Banking

Blog03/04/2021

Using the Mises’s regression theorem, we can infer that it is not possible that money could have emerged because of a government decree as suggested by the modern monetary theory (MMT).

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