Mises Wire

The (Empirical) Science Isn't Settled

Blog05/14/2018

"Because Science!" has become a popular refrain. I'm not just talking about climate studies. Hayek memorably described this mentality as "scientism".

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In What Way Are Political Representatives Representative?

Political Theory

Blog05/12/2018

Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?

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Argentina's "Sudden Stop": Risk of Emerging Markets Collapse

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog05/12/2018

Argentina is a warning, and administrations should take this as a serious signal before the scare turns into a widespread emerging market crisis

 

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Housing: High Prices, Few New Units

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog05/12/2018

We're in a boom period, but housing construction is scant — which is making housing less affordable.

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How the IMF Keeps Sub-Sahara Africa in Poverty

Global EconomyPovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/12/2018

The bureaucrats at the IMF and other international bureaucracies actually want people to believe that bigger government means more prosperity.

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Central Bankers Won't Tolerate Deflation — No Matter the Cost

Blog05/12/2018

The concluding phase of credit expansion before the credit crisis is now about to begin.

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The Ideological Push for Legalization

05/11/2018Power & Market

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Keynesism Crippled by Facts

SocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog05/11/2018

Keynesism—the philosophy of big government spending, deficit financing, and continuous inflation—dominates nearly every government in the world.

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Did Lincoln Want War?

Blog05/11/2018

Civil war was inevitable — because Lincoln made sure it was inevitable.

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