Mises Wire

Your "Privilege" Level: How Much We Can Steal From You in the Name of Equality

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/29/2018

Determining just how privileged you are, can be a confusing matter. After all, according to the current narrative, a white woman is privileged by her race and oppressed by her gender. And it gets even more complicated from there.

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Yet Another Way the Feds Make It Harder to Save for Retirement

Blog09/27/2018

The government wants you to save less and spend more. And the IRS wants a bigger piece of your wealth.

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You Can't Run a Government "Like a Business"

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsEntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange

Blog08/03/2018

Calls for finding efficiencies in government by electing or appointing people to “run it like a business” are futile.

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You Now Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/13/2018

Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes. 

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Yes, Carbon and Other Taxes Make Gas Ridiculously Expensive

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog05/19/2018

The true purpose of carbon taxes on gas is to make it artificially expensive to drive. 

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You Don't (Always) Have a Right to Speak Spanish

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog05/09/2018

As with the right to free speech in general, expressing one's property rights depends partly on whose property one is standing. 

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Yes, Economic Laws Still Apply to the Minimum Wage

Bureaucracy and RegulationValue and Exchange

Blog04/18/2018

Noah Smith has written yet another "popular" column challenging established economics assumptions. But he's really only appealing to his reader's established biases.

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Yet Another Way Labor Unions Abuse the Taxpayers

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog03/21/2018

"Project Labor Agreements" makes government infrastructure spending even more expensive and inefficient. 

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