Mises Wire

Tucker Carlson Wants Affirmative Action for American Workers

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. EconomyInterventionism

06/13/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy disagrees with Tucker Carlson's unambiguous approval of Elizabeth Warren’s call for “economic nationalism”.
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Why Ignoring Time-Preference is the Fundamental Mistake of Central Bankers

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/12/2019

Ignoring time preference is the fundamental error behind monetary planning. It is why in a successful economy, monetary intervention by the state is kept to a bare minimum, or preferably banished altogether.

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Stephan Kinsella Discusses Law Without the State, and the Illegitimacy of Intellectual Property

Legal SystemPrivate Property

06/12/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and Stephan Kinsella discuss the basis of libertarian law, and how we could have justice without a coercive State.
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Bob Nails Krugman's Perverse Morality on Infrastructure Spending

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/10/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy discusses Krugman's shocking willingness to harm the country—as long as it denies Trump a political victory.
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What Universities Won't Teach College Students About the Economics of Climate Change

Big GovernmentEducationThe Environment

Blog06/10/2019

The rhetorical framing of "climate change" is far removed from the underlying research. And the real-world costs of "doing something" are rarely considered.

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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Declare War on the Poor

Money and BanksPoverty

06/07/2019Audio/Video
By slapping new regulations on high-interest credit cards, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will just prevent high-risk borrowers from getting loans.
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Fewer than Half of Violent Crimes Are Solved in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/06/2019

Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.

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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Legal System

06/06/2019Audio/Video
Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."
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