The Week in Review: September 17, 2016
There's just no relief from the constant drum beat for more and more government intervention in the economy. One the one hand, we have presidential candidates calling for more protectionism and more government spending. At the same time, the central banks of the world are looking to create their own digital currencies, further expand the money supply, keep interest rates near zero, and plot new strategies for manipulating the economy.
Fortunately, as Lew Rockwell explains, ideas and beliefs change:
Mises never tired of telling his students and readers that trends can change. What makes them change are the choices we make, the values we hold, the ideas we advance, the institutions we support.
Before the political environment can change, we must first change people's minds. That's what the Mises Institute is in the business of doing.
In case you missed any of them, here are this week's Mises Wire posts:
- A Libertarian Debates a Marxist on What Makes a Free Society by Per Bylund
- IRS Numbers Show Little Income Growth for Americans by Ryan McMaken
- Grading Trump's Economic Policy by Joe Salerno
- Let's Impose Some Transaction Costs on Government by Gary Galles
- Infrastructure Spending Does not "Grow the Economy" by Patrick Trombly
- Frank Knight and the Austrians by Peter Klein
- Where's the Demand? Oil Prices Drop Again by Ryan McMaken
- The Fed Plans for the Next Crisis by Ron Paul
- Central Banks Hold Steady in August, No Sign of Rate Hikes by Ryan McMaken
- Money-Supply Growth Hits 36-Month High by Ryan McMaken
- Economic Data Without Good Economic Theory Is Useless by Frank Shostak
- The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant by Jonathan Newman and Tate Fegley
- The Mises View: "Basket Case" by Peter Klein
- Why Governments Want a Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency by Xiong Yue
- Krugman versus Krugman: Tax Rates versus Tax Revenues by D.W. MacKenzie
- Stranger Things and the Monstrous State by Matt McCaffrey
- Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates by Thorsten Polleit