Mises Wire

Democracy Created Canada’s Lethal Healthcare System

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism

Blog36 min ago

Canadian politicians tout their healthcare system as morally superior to private medicine. There is nothing moral about relegating thousands of people to death each year for lack of medical care.

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The Myth of "Economic Power"

Blog36 min ago

“Economic power,” then, is simply the right under freedom to refuse to make an exchange. Every man has this power. Political power, on the other hand, is something very different.

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Climate Activism: The Second Children’s Crusade

The EnvironmentProgressivismWorld History

Blog03/24/2023

The "first" Children's Crusade of 1212 ended in tragedy for those taking part. The "second" crusade is not going to produce any happy endings, either.

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The Rise of the Medical Security State

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismThe Police State

Blog03/24/2023

What happens when covid becomes the excuse for a lawless authoritarianism?

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Karl Marx Was Not an Economist

SocialismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/24/2023

Karl Marx may have been a philosopher or just someone with an opinion. He was not, however, an economist.

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Statism Is Destroying Real Wages

Money and Banks

Blog03/23/2023

If even in the years when the mainstream said that there was “no inflation,” we all saw costs rise well above real wage growth, imagine what is happening now.

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Don't Take Liberties with Liberty

AntipoliticsFree Markets

Blog03/23/2023

When politicians speak of "freedom," they usually mean expropriating wealth from one person and giving it to another. That is not freedom at all. Perhaps a better word to use is "liberty."

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How Politicians Use Regulations to Deflect Blame

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsProgressivismInterventionism

Blog03/23/2023

Thanks to their adoring media, politicians create crises and then blame businesses for them. And the political "solutions" are worse than the original problems.

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