Mises Wire

COVID Ethics: It's Immoral to Confine Innocent People Who Might Be a Threat

HealthStrategyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/27/2020

The possibility that someone might pose a threat to another at a future time is not sufficient reason to revoke a person's property rights.

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Calls for Central Planning in the COVID-19 Panic Are like the Calls for the "War Socialism" of Old

SocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/11/2020

Ludwig von Mises explained how "war socialism" doesn't win wars. Similarly, "COVID-19 socialism" won't win the "war" on disease.

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Central Bankers Are Running Out of Options

Corporate WelfareMoney and Banks

Blog03/24/2020

Central bankers are panicking, and their solutions range from "buy everything that moves" to pushing interest rates even further into negative territory. Yet this doesn't seem to be helping much.

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Coronavirus: Central Banks Stand Ready with More "Stimulus"

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy

Blog03/03/2020

There are echoes of the 1973 oil shock in the current virus scare and resulting economic seize-up. Central banks are likely to respond similarly: with "stimulus" and inflation.

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China's Economic Schemes Hurt the Chinese Most of All

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/12/2020

Like Trump, I want China to stop manipulating its economy. But not for the same reasons Trump does.

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Central Banks Are Just Getting Warmed Up

Blog10/12/2019

Central Banks now have an alphabet soup of policy tools. But it's all radlly just more of the same — that is, inflationary easy-money monetary policy.

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China’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Trump, It’s a Broken Banking System

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog08/06/2019

While much of the media remains focused on Trump and trade, the greatest threat to the Chinese economy may be reckoning with a massive financial bubble from within.

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Central Banks' Forecasts Are Basically Garbage

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/22/2019

Central banks' economic models repeatedly and incessantly over-estimate economic growth. We can only speculate as to their motivation.

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