Mises Wire

There's No Conflict Between Profit and "Social Responsibility"

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/27/2021

The "People over Profits" mantra is once again is being heard in Washington. But this time we're hearing about it from business lobbyists themselves who are now parroting leftwing slogans about "social responsibility."

Read More

Forget Hemlines. Mom Jeans Are Now an Economic Indicator.

Booms and Busts

Blog05/26/2021

Many have long speculated that there is a correlation between economic prosperity and the length of women's hemlines. But perhaps it's now "mom jeans," with their high waists and ample fit, that indicate the true state of the economy. 
 

Read More

Why Is the French Government Running Off Foreign Investors?

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/26/2021

Most people understand that it's a good thing when others invest money and capital in your community. But when Canadian investors offered to pour money into France as part of a deal to buy a French company, the regime said no thanks. 

Read More

Why Economic Models Can't Provide a Realistic Picture of Human Behavior

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog05/26/2021

Mises: "The experience with which the sciences of human action have to deal is always an experience of complex phenomena. No laboratory experiments can be performed with regard to human action."

Read More

How the Constitutional Convention Vastly Expanded the Powers of the President

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2021

After centralizing political power in the presidency to a level unfathomable to most Americans, the nationalists had succeeded, and the new Constitution was ready to be sprung upon an unsuspecting country. 

Read More

Why Cause-of-Death Stats Aren't as Reliable as the CDC Wants You to Think

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2021

Like any other piece of aggregate government data, cause-of-death data is used to justify new government interventions and policies. But there are good reasons to suspect there are many problems in compiling and auditing this data.

Read More

The Bogus January 6 Commission Poses a Real Threat to Freedom

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2021

Biden and congressional Democrats are seeking to turbocharge their push for a new domestic terrorism law to permit widespread federal crackdowns on their opponents. Any rigged commission would likely pour gasoline on a fire that could singe far more American rights and liberties.

Read More

China's New Pandemic: A Bond Default Crisis

Blog05/25/2021

As the world’s second-largest economy attempts to return to its precrisis glory days, Beijing could potentially deal with a new pandemic that could have a sweeping effect on financial markets at home and abroad: a bond default crisis.

Read More
Shield icon wire