Mises Wire

A Protest from France

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionFree Markets

Blog04/30/2020

The lockdowns of the past month have not been conducive to the common good. While they have saved the lives of many people, they have also endangered—and are still endangering—the lives and livelihoods of many others. They have created a new and dangerous political precedent.

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A Limited-Government Republic versus a National-Security State

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/16/2020

What is a national-security state? It is a totalitarian-like governmental structure that consists of an enormous military-intelligence establishment with extraordinary powers, such as indefinite detention, torture, secret surveillance, and even assassination of both citizens and foreigners.

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America’s Arms Sales Addiction

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/06/2019

Despite its supposedly strained relationship with the Saudi regime, the Obama administration, for example, still managed to offer the royals of that kingdom a record $136 billion in US weapons between 2009 and 2017.

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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2019

The shift toward empire has brought about the destruction of American liberty and privacy here at home. That’s what the surveillance, torture, and indefinite detentions of American citizens are all about — to supposedly protect us from the dangers produced by U.S. intervention abroad.

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Artificial Intelligence and Super-Powered Economic Errors

Global Economy

Blog09/23/2019

Kai-Fu Lee’s new book AI Superpowers offers many insights into the development of of AI, but too much of the book is spent chasing economic phantoms.

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Austrian Economics Can Help Investors Look Beyond Short-Term Thinking

Blog08/17/2019

Francsico García Paramés notes that economists who focus on near-term forecasting are generally useless to investors. But principles of Austrian economists — and a long-term view in general — can provide insights outside the mainstream.

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Austrian-Style Entrepreneurship Explains Much of China’s Growth

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog07/22/2019

For centuries, entrepreneurial talents in China were diverted to military wars, political struggles, and government services. But now things are changing.

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America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2019

America's "defense" budget is really more than $1.2 trillion, more than double the Pentagon's official "base budget," once we include all the other related spending like that on "homeland security" and veterans affairs.

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