Mises Wire

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Still Faces a Host of Economic Problems

Cronyism and CorporatismPovertyWorld History

Blog01/09/2020

Nothing short of an economic exorcism is needed in Zimbabwe. Looking at what President Mnangagwa has done so far, it doesn’t seem that Zimbabwe is actually serious about making tough reforms.

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Paul Volcker: The Man Who Vanquished Gold

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. History

Blog12/19/2019

Mr. Volcker certainly deserves credit for curbing the Great Inflation of the 1970s. However, he also merits a lion’s share of the blame for unleashing the Great Inflation on the US and the world economy in the first place.

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Private Ownership: A Must

Private Property

Blog11/28/2019

If capitalism did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it — and its discovery would be rightly regarded as one of the great triumphs of the human mind.

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Politicians Want Thanksgiving To Be Political. Ignore Them.

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog11/27/2019

Thanksgiving started out as a terribly political holiday. But it has gotten better with age as more people have been interested in beer and football than in politics.

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PG&E's Failures Show the Dangers of Government-Imposed Utility Monopolies

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/30/2019

 The reason PG&E can get away with such outrageous mismanagement is that the California government literally guarantees them their business.

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President's Impact Report — Third Quarter 2019

Blog10/18/2019

See what we've accomplished this quarter! We are proud of our students, scholars, and events; and we strive for a higher standard in everything we do. Thank you to our Members who make all of this possible.

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Politics Drops Its Pretenses

Big GovernmentStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/15/2019

We need an anti-politics movement just as surely as we need an antiwar movement. 

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Paleolithic People Were Not Primitive Communists

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog10/10/2019

Assuming that some groups of foragers indeed practiced "primitive communism," they would have died out because they had lost the fierce competition with the more economically viable "libertarian" tribes. Communism has never appeared spontaneously and "naturally" in the history of mankind.

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