Mises Wire

Statism Is Destroying Real Wages

Money and Banks


If even in the years when the mainstream said that there was “no inflation,” we all saw costs rise well above real wage growth, imagine what is happening now.

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Socialism Isn't about Creating Economies. It Is about Amassing Political Power

PoliticsSocialismCalculation and Knowledge


Most socialists are not misguided about how to have a prosperous economy, for that is not their goal.

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Silicon Valley Bank and the Failure of Fractional Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


The story of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank is the story of nearly every bank failure. Fractional reserve banking invites the risky behavior that brings down the banking system.

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Slavery in the Americas: Separating Fact from Fiction

U.S. HistoryWorld History


There is no denying the awful history of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. However, to better understand its legacy, we must rely on truth, not myths.

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Saudi Arabia’s Quandary: The End of the Petrodollar

Cronyism and CorporatismMonetary PolicyWar and Foreign Policy


As the Biden administration continues to inflate the dollar, other nations are questioning the existence of the petrodollar.

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Secession Is Inevitable. War to Prevent It Is Optional.

U.S. HistoryWorld History


The answer lies not in doubling down on political unity, maintained through endless violence or threats of violence. Rather, the answer lies in peaceful separation. 

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Saint Augustine, Proto-Austrian

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology


One of the fundamental tenets of Austrian economics is the ordinal value scale. Augustine articulated the idea more than a thousand years before Carl Menger wrote his pathbreaking Principles of Economics.

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Secession: Should the American Revolutionaries Have Quit to Appease the Loyalists?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History


Opponents of secession say secession is wrong if some people in the population don't want it and say they will be worse off. The American revolutionaries disagreed and seceded anyway.

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