Mises Wire

Rent Control Is Terrible: So Keep it Local

Decentralization and SecessionPoverty

Blog04/03/2019

Some states have proposed overturning laws that ban local governments from using housing policies like rent control. Rent control is terrible, but there's no reason to believe state governments ought to dictate housing policy to local governments.

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Redefining Violence: The Problem With PC Speech Codes

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/17/2018

If speech can be equated with violence, then the extent of government control in daily life can be greatly expanded.

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Repealing the Second Amendment Is Easier than You Think

Legal System

Blog03/27/2018

There's no need to amend the Constitution the old fashioned way when federal judges can just amend the constitution unilaterally. 

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Ron Paul Institute Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2017
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, released this statement regarding President Trump's speech.
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Rum and Socialism Don't Mix

World HistoryPolitical Theory

When the Cuban government stole Havana Club rum from the true owners, it set into a motion an intellectual property debate that lasts to this day.

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Ruled by DC: Get the Feds Out of Western Lands

The EnvironmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/04/2017

Obama's unilateral move to create National Monuments in Western states is simply the natural outcome of allowing federal control of so much land.

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Restaurants to Eliminate More Waiters in Response to Minimum Wage Hike

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

Blog01/03/2017

In response to new mandated wage hikes, restaurant owners are likely to raise prices, cut waiter jobs, and move toward less reliance on labor.

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Repealing the 17th Amendment Won't Fix the Senate

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/13/2016

Repealing the 17th Amendment will not change the US Senate into a hotbed of decentralizers and free-marketers.

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