Mises Wire

Why Are the Feds Subsidizing Baby Formula Companies?

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog09/07/2018

The "experts" are complaining about advertisements from formula companies. Meanwhile, the US government spends billions on subsidizing formula through welfare programs.

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We Don't Need the UN to Regulate Baby Formula

Blog08/30/2018

The history of breastfeeding suggests usage of baby formula is based on much more than marketing by formula companies.

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What are Capitalists Good For?

Blog08/24/2018

Few customers put much thought into just how much work the capitalist risks to bring products to market — without any guarantee the customer will buy anything at all.

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Why We Can't Ignore the "Militia" Clause of the Second Amendment

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2018

The Second Amendment is much more than a guarantee of private gun ownership. It was designed to decentralize and weaken the military establishment in the United States.

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Why the Quota System Is One of the Worst Ways of Regulating Immigration

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/15/2018

Historically, US immigration policy limited rejection and deportation to those deemed to be either criminals or incapable of supporting themselves economically. The modern quota system takes a far more arbitrary approach.

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When LBJ Assaulted a Fed Chairman

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2018

Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.

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Who is Philip Wicksteed?

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

07/09/2018Audio/Video
G.P. Manish highlights the life and work of theologian and scholar Philip Wicksteed (1844–1927).
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Wages, Unemployment, and Inflation

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog06/29/2018

There is only one way that leads to an improvement of the standard of living for the wage-earning masses: an increase in the amount of capital invested.

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