Mises Wire

Biden's Executive Order on Equity: It Will Create Greater Inequality

Bureaucracy and RegulationPhilosophy


President Biden's executive order to "strengthen equity" in the federal government is doomed to fail. It will create a lot of havoc in the meantime.

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Biden versus Bastiat

Economic PolicyFree MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade


President Biden's recent call to "buy American" is doomed to failure, just like all other protectionist schemes.

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Biden Is Lying about the Jobs Data


It's only a good time to be a worker in America if one confuses falling real wages and falling full-time employment with robust employment conditions. 

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Behavioral Economics Challenges the Rationality of Consumer Choices



While behavioral economics claims to be an effective way of measuring individual economic behavior, it actually sets back authentic economic analysis.

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Budget Deficit Hits Monthly Record Due to Biden’s Policies

Economic PolicyProgressivismTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy


Federal budget deficits are increasing, but the Biden administration shows no signs of restraining its spending. This is not going to end well.

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Blowing Up the World When So Little Is at Stake

War and Foreign Policy


Even if we accept the dubious claim that the supposed strength of the USSR justified nuclear brinkmanship, its absurd to make that same claim about modern Russia. 

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Born on the Tenth of January

LibertarianismU.S. History


Thomas Paine, whose fiery essay "Common Sense" made a case for the American Revolution, is a much-neglected American founder.

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Bans on "Assault" Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawThe Police State


Biden wants to roll out yet another "assault" weapons ban. Supporters claim it will reduce crime, but it will do no such thing.

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