Mises Wire

Biden's Vaccine Mandates: It's about Power

Blog09/11/2021

Biden's vaccine mandates are yet another dangerous frontier in using a perceived or real crisis to justify an immense expansion in state power and control over the population. 

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A Legacy of Corruption in the FDA and Big Pharma

Corporate Welfare

Blog09/11/2021

As long as Big Pharma wants it, and if there's a profit to be made, apparently our government will be there to provide lots of taxpayer funding. Actual healthcare is apparently a secondary concern. 

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9/11 Was a Day of Unforgivable Government Failure

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2021

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were possible thanks to an immense military and intelligence failure on the part of the United States government. Why think these people "keep us safe"?

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The Water "Shortage"

U.S. History

Blog09/10/2021

All goods and services are scarce, and government intervention has never changed this reality.  The scarcity of water is nothing new, nor is it an impossible conundrum for markets. 

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Against Biden's Mandates

Anti-PoliticsBig GovernmentLiberalismProgressivism

Blog09/10/2021

Contra Mr. Biden, this is entirely about freedom and personal choice.

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Lockdowns and Vaccine Mandates: China's Most Successful Exports?

Blog09/10/2021

The West's rush to embrace the Chinese regime's bizarre lockdown method of disease control exposed just how little Western regimes actually care about human rights or the rule of law.

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Four Reasons the Next Recession Will Be Worse Than the Last One

Blog09/10/2021

Economic fundamentals are weaker today than when the Great Recession began. And the Fed has less room to maneuver. This suggests the next crisis will be even bigger than the last one. 

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How to Cheat with Cost-Benefit Analysis: Double Count the Benefits

Blog09/09/2021

Calculating "multiplier effects" is perhaps the most common method of cheating with benefit-cost analysis. 

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