Mises Wire

Canada's Freezing of Protesters' Finances Shows How the "War on Cash" Ends.


Canada is now freezing the assets of people who dare to protest government power. When the government controls the money and the financial system, human rights mean very little.

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Cancel the Mandates, Leave the Workers Alone


Some of the government authoritarians in Ottawa and DC may think they have the upper hand at the moment. As usual, government authoritarians are very shortsighted.

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Cold War Thinking Isn't Working

War and Foreign Policy


Sticking to Cold War–era assumptions is a recipe for a suboptimal foreign policy, which could increase the probability of the US stumbling into a disastrous war of choice.

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Capital versus Labor: The Great Decoupling

Labor and Wages

Opponents of markets claim that worker wages have not kept up with worker productivity. This incorrect claim is based on two mistakes in estimating wages. 

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Canada Nice No Longer: Trudeau's Totalitarian Response to Trucker Protests

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police State


In 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau expressed alarm that the Trump administration might put down violent protests in US cities. In 2022, he decides a heavy-handed response to peaceful protests is justified.

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Could Blockchain Technology Help End Fractional Reserve Banking?


Blockchain technology might be useful in forcing banks to be more transparent in how they handle reserves. 

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Can State Power Cancel Economic Law?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

As much as we may wish to substitute government edicts for markets, the fact is no amount of government control can overturn the realities of economic law.

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Central Planners Don't Know What's Best for You



Flawed as we are and with limited knowledge about the world and ourselves, we might not know what is objectively “best for us long term.” Government planners know even less.

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