Mises Wire

Problems with Theories on the Black-White Wealth Gap

Media and CulturePoverty

Blog10/05/2020

Vague and generalizing theories about culture and race don't tell us much about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. The answer is more complex.

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How America's Unsound Money Is Destroying Freedom Worldwide

Fiat dollars aren't just an economic and political problem for Americans. The US's money regime enables and strengthens foreign regimes seeking to defraud and deceive their own people.

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Police Officers Threaten to Quit If the Public Keeps Demanding Accountability

The Police State

Blog10/03/2020

Police reforms are making it easier to monitor police activities, and even to hold officers personally liable when found guilty of abusing their power. But some officers don't like that at all.

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Most Everything Governments Do Should Be Regarded as "Corrupt"

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Governments that redistribute wealth and regulate our daily lives are inherently corrupt. We cheapen the word "corruption" when we reserve it for just a few politicians who break the arbitrary rules.

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Last Day to Double Your Gift

Blog10/03/2020

Generous individuals make it possible for the Mises Institute to offer thousands of books, articles, and videos absolutely free to the public. This work is bearing fruit all over the world.

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Our Politicians Would Probably Be Better If We Picked Them by Lot

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Rather than choose among a group of narcissists desperate to become popular by redistributing the income of others, why not choose officeholders by lot for a single term?

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Despite Big Budgets, Police Are Catching Very Few Real Criminals

Legal System

Blog10/02/2020

At best, police data shows four in ten murders in America are never resolved and no suspect is convicted. Lesser crimes have even fewer resolutions. And if we look more closely, things look even worse.

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The Absurdity of Covid "Cases"

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog10/02/2020

We have had nearly eight months of life and liberty stolen from us by politicians and their hysteria-promoting accomplices in media. How much more will we accept?

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