Mises Wire

Private Security Isn't Enough: Why America Needs Militias

War and Foreign Policy


Private security tends to provide its services to the highest bidder. And you know that almost always ends up being the regime itself. Corn farmers just can’t cut the same kinds of checks that tax farmers can.

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Private Security Apps May Be the Future of Neighborhood Policing

Legal System


We're beginning to see some early attempts by private firms to provide simple, affordable private security beyond wealthy or corporate clients. 

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Public Debt Got a Lot Worse from the Great Recession to the Great Lockdown

Taxes and Spending

Debt accumulation was already unsustainable prior to 2020, but the Great Lockdown has triggered an explosive increase. It may soon be reaching a point of no return for the world's major economies.

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Political Competition vs. Market Competition

Property RightsWorld History


In a market economy, it is not the warlord or strongman who seizes control and lords it over his subjects. Rather, it is the common man as consumer who sets the terms for victory in the marketplace.

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War and Foreign Policy


“When men hire themselves out to shoot other men to order, asking nothing about the justice of their cause, I don’t care if they are shot themselves.”

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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

Decentralization and Secession


From gun control to abortion, gridlock and polarization in Washington forces policymakers to look to state and local governments as the centers of political reform.

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Politicians Concerned about Violence Should Start by Ending Their Wars and Their Police State

U.S. History


When politicians claim to deplore violence, its hard to take them seriously when they have a long track record of supporting brutal and arbitrary violence both at home and abroad. 

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Printing Money Can't Replace Real Savings

Money and Banking


If monetary stimulus could strengthen real economic growth, then world poverty would have been eliminated a long time ago.

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