Mises Wire

Diseases Are Bad. Government-Forced Shutdowns Are Often Worse.

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomGlobal Economy

Blog03/24/2020

There is a reason to panic. But the panic should be over how governments—who know so very little about the virus that they have decided warrants destroying the global economy—will create many new threats to health and well-being through their policies.

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Do People Really Seek to Maximize Profit?

Calculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog02/04/2020

Economics is not intent upon pronouncing value judgments. It aims at a cognition of the consequences of certain modes of acting.

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Don't Trust the Government with Breathalyzers and other Forensic Evidence

Legal System

Blog11/16/2019

Government police, analysts, and lab workers have been repeatedly shown using faulty technology, forging documents, and falsifying lab results to arrest, prosecute, and convict innocent citizens.

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Does Milton Friedman's "Plucking Model" Refute Austrian Business Cycle Theory?

Blog11/06/2019

Noah Smith's Bloomberg column praises Milton Friedman's "plucking model" of recessions, where the severity of a bust is connected to the strength of the following recovery. Does this refute Mises' BOOM-BUST theory?

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Deneen's Why Liberalism Failed Attacks a Fake Version of Liberalism

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/13/2019

Patrick Deneen lumps everything he dislikes under the label of "liberalism." But one is left wondering if he is familiar enough with liberalism's history to pass judgment on it.

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Do We Really Have a Decade Left to Solve Climate Change?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog05/17/2019

The scare tactics from Beto O'Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez​ is yet another example demonstrating the farce of the climate change policy debate. 

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Don't Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog02/12/2019

People are not economic automatons who necessarily arrange their families in ways that advertisers and employers want them to.

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Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal

Political Theory

Blog01/29/2019

The socialists recognized the many material benefits offered by capitalism. Their mistake was thinking that total equality could be achieved as well.

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