Mises Wire

There's Still No Evidence that Either Lockdowns or Masks Are "Game Changers"

Blog12/10/2020

Politicians once assured us that they could get deaths down to zero with lockdowns and mask mandate. They don't seem to say that anymore. 

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There Is No Conflict Between Classical Liberalism and Religion

World History

Blog12/09/2020

Although some conservatives may insist that the classical liberals are necessarily opposed to a "God-centered" social order, the historical facts suggest otherwise. 

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The "Great Reset" and Plans for a Global War on Savings

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/07/2020

Emerging market debt-to-GDP hit nearly 250 percent in the third quarter, with China reaching 335 percent, and for the year the ratio is expected to reach about 365 percent of global GDP.

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There Is No Chinese Economic Miracle

Economic PolicySocialism

Blog12/04/2020

In most economies, inventories are valued at market prices, while in China they are valued by the authorities and adjusted later. This is just one of many ways China manipulates GDP data.

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The Problem of Measuring the Utility Gained from Taxes

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog12/04/2020

Interpersonal utility can't be measured. After all, if you can't measure a single person's utility, it makes no sense at all to measure one person's utility against that of another. 

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Thanks to Lockdowns, American Big Cities May Not Be Worth the Trouble Anymore

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog12/04/2020

Without the culture, the life, the hum, and the energy of the city, without the shopping and walks, the theater or a ball game, city life now has all of the costs and none of the comforts.

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The Wisdom of Walter Williams

Blog12/04/2020

"My definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree?...how much of what I earn belongs to you—and why?"

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The Right to Own a Gun Isn't Just for Americans

Blog11/28/2020

Private firearms ownership decentralizes coercive power, transferring some of it from the state to the private individual. Naturally, political regimes oppose this. But even many non-Americans embrace private arms. 

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