Mises Wire

Why Joe Biden Is Winning the Gun-Control Debate

Blog08/15/2019

The gun-control lobby is saying guns won't actually help fight against tyrannical government. The pro-gun side hasn't offered much of a rebuttal.

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White Collar Welfare: What It's Like to Work for the Federal Government

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog08/15/2019

Shannon O'Toole's memoir on working for the FDIC helps us understand why some have taken to calling federal employment "white collar welfare."

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Why Roddy Piper Was Too Rowdy in 'They Live'

Media and CultureStrategy

08/14/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy analyzes John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic They Live , starring Roddy Piper.
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What the Looming US-China Currency War Means for the Economy

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

If the world gets into a currency war — with the assault on wages and savings that devaluation entails — no one wins.

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Why the Dollar Rules the World — And Why Its Reign Could End

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/13/2019

The US dollar came to rule the world in the wake of two world wars. But back then, the dollar's hegemony was based on a solid foundation of savings and capital accumulation. But today, the dollar's growth is based on huge piles of debt.

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Why Mises Opposed a Global Government for Managing Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/12/2019

For Ludwig von Mises, international bureaucracies like the WTO devoted to enforcing "free trade" are not progress. They're simply another type of government planning.

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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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Wars and Domestic Massacres

Legal SystemU.S. History

The greatest single contribution we could make to ending killing and violence is to end America's foreign wars.

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