Mises Wire

A Primer on Progressive Thinking

U.S. History

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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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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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Taxation through a Rothbardian Lens

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Murray Rothbard was a pioneer in analyzing taxation from an Austrian or causal-realist standpoint. However, he never explicitly engaged the standard theory of deadweight loss from taxation. This article develops the Austrian analysis of taxation further toward this end

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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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What Rothbard's Defense of Religion Teaches Us about Resisting the Covid State

StrategyU.S. History

Blog03/04/2021

Murray Rothbard died more than a quarter century before the outbreak of the covid mania and tyranny, but if he were alive today, he wouldn’t be surprised to see that the most common resistance at an institutional level comes from churches.

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