Mises Wire

Is Solidarity a Good Thing?

Socialism

Blog4 hours ago

Further, if solidarity is a value, why can’t the common enterprise be that people in a society share a commitment to the free market? Or is solidarity only good when people jointly do things socialists like?

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It's Wrong to Draft Women. It's Also Wrong to Draft Men.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/06/2021

If fairness is a concern, there’s an easy way to achieve fairness on this issue: abolish the Selective Service for everybody. It’s as easy as that. It wouldn’t even cost a dime of taxpayer money. 

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It's Not Good Enough to "Look at the Data"

Money and Banks

Blog09/30/2021

Data analysis can establish some information about correlations. But good thinking about causation only comes from sound logical economic theory. 

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Inflation-Loving Governments Are Now Blaming Private Businesses for Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog09/27/2021

As inflation becomes more obvious, governments will be blaming businesses for causing the inflation that policymakers have fueled. This is a step on the way to price controls. 

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Is an Educated Population Really Necessary for Innovation and Growth?

Education

Blog09/23/2021

The example of England in the Industrial Revolution suggests enormous amounts of innovation and growth can be achieved even without high levels of education among the general population. 

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In Defense of the Speculator

Booms and Busts

Blog09/18/2021

It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. 

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Is Self-Ownership Necessary?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/17/2021

Isn’t a principle of nonaggression against others another way of stating the self-ownership principle? "Not necessarily," says the insightful philosopher Chandran Kukathas.

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Is California an Economic Paradise? Paul Krugman Thinks So

Blog09/07/2021

The people who really run California aren't going anywhere. Even if California voters throw out Newsom very little will change in state government. 

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