Mises Wire

Politics Is Turning Us into Idiots



From race to gender to nearly everything else, decisions about what is correct or incorrect are made according to politics. This is a recipe for social destruction.

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Public Transit Projects Are the Perfect Recipe for Financial Disaster

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismProgressivismSocialism


The planned subway extension in New York City promises to be the latest financial fiasco in the mess that is the city's undercapitalized and poorly maintained metro.

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Poor People in Developing Countries Find Alternatives to Commercial Banking

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurMoney and BanksEntrepreneurship


People are innovative—if government doesn't get in the way. Entrepreneurs in developing countries find alternatives for people cut off from commercial banking services.

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Producers Should Reject Calls to "Give Back"

Economic FreedomFree MarketsLanguage


All too often we are told that government employment equals selflessness and working for profit constitutes greed. It's time to reassess the meaning of certain words.

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Political Salvation Is Slow Suicide

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism


For all of the political "reforms" being tossed about, the truth is that government is slowly strangling the life out of our society.

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Police Failures in Philadelphia Have Made Private Policing More Attractive

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System


Because police protection of students is inadequate, Temple University of Philadelphia has hired private police to help keep students safer from crime.

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Paradise Valley, Montana: A Study in Free Market Land Conservation

The EnvironmentFree MarketsProperty RightsCalculation and Knowledge


Americans typically are told that private enterprise wastes resources while government preserves them. Economic truths turn that canard upside down.

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Private Security: An Effective Method to Prevent Being a Crime Victim

Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsStrategy


As crime rates rise and government policing fails, more and more people are turning to private security, which is more effective in preventing crime than government police.

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