Mises Wire

San Jose's Gun Tax Has Nothing to Do with Reducing Crime

U.S. History

Blog02/02/2022

California politicians say "gun owners should cover the costs of gun violence." Apparently, holding actual criminals responsible for their own misdeeds is too much work in California.

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Stop Trying to Turn Economics into a Branch of Psychology

Education

Blog01/20/2022

It seems the primary work of behavior economics is to "prove" that people are "irrational." Their solution to this irrationalism? More government power and planning.

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Stop Pretending Price Inflation Is a Result of "Too Much" Profit

Blog01/15/2022

If a business raises the price of its goods and consumers (and consumers pay it) we will have here a specific price increase but not a general increase in prices. That's not inflation.

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State-Level Secession Isn't Enough. The States Themselves Must Be Radically Decentralized.

Blog12/10/2021

The benefits of decentralization don't stop at the state level. State governments themselves must be broken up into decentralized confederations that allow for local vetoes, local sovereignty, and regional autonomy.

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Smallpox: The Historical Myths behind Mandatory Vaccines

HealthWorld History

Vaccine mandates are not a new invention, and states have long pushed a narrative exaggerating the success of mandates in the past. 

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Since 2008, Monetary Policy Has Cost American Savers about $4 Trillion

Money and Banks

Blog11/15/2021

After thirteen years with on average negative real returns to conservative savings, it is time to require the Federal Reserve to address its impact on savers.

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Speech Isn't a "Threat" Just Because a Government Official Says So

Blog10/23/2021

Many parents are becoming angry over the contempt with which they are treated by school officials. So school board officials are attempting to use federal "harassment" laws to silence critics.

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Should War Be Made "Humane"?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/23/2021

Moyn fears that "humane warfare" along with programs of global surveillance, would subject the world to hegemonic control by one or a few dominant superpowers.

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