Mises Wire

Hard Work (Alone) Won't Get Your Country Out of Poverty

Blog01/02/2019

Working hard is a good thing, but it can only lead to high levels of wealth when combined with capital accumulation and entrepreneurship.

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How Liquidity Affects Changes in Prices — Including Stock Prices

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/27/2018

Markets respond with price changes to eliminate money surpluses and money deficits.

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How Government Bureaucrats and the New York Times Are Misleading the Public About Climate Change

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog12/10/2018

The media is using the recent National Climate Assessment to warn about the "cost of inaction" on climate change. Here's what they miss.

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How the Rivalry Between Church and State Made Europe More Wealthy and Free

Blog12/07/2018

Latin Christendom was a single civilization that was at the same time radically decentralized. It was therefore more wealthy and free than other civilizations found in Russia, China, and within Islam.

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How Private Banks Create Bubbles — with the Help of Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/30/2018

Recessions emerge when the central bank reverses its loose monetary stance. But the seeds of recession were sown earlier by private lending practices that grew out of central-bank money creation.

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How Social Media Is Becoming an Arm of the State

Blog11/23/2018

Silicon Valley is allured by the prospect of state privilege and has worked to cultivate it like every other crony entity in the U.S.

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How a Fragile Euro May Not Survive the Next Crisis

Blog11/23/2018

In the event of a global slowdown or recession, Europe would be in a particularly dangerous situation.

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How the Nazis Converted German Agriculture to Socialism

Blog11/19/2018

In line with Nazi economic totalitarianism overall, the National Socialists took total control of German agricultural while leaving in place an ersatz form of private ownership.

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